Before balancing the chemical reaction, let’s first write the chemical formula of each of the compounds involved in the reaction.
Sulfur dioxide gas
• Sulfur dioxide is a covalent compound made up of S and 2 (‘di) oxygen → SO2(g)
▪ oxygen gas is the natural state of oxygen
▪ the natural state of oxygen →O2(g)
Write a balanced chemical equation for the following and classify the reaction.
Sulfur dioxide gas reacts with oxygen on a platinum catalyst surface to produce sulfur trioxide gas.
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