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Problem: 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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Before balancing the chemical reaction, let’s first write the chemical formula of each of the compounds involved in the reaction.


Reactants:

Sulfur dioxide gas

• Sulfur dioxide is a covalent compound made up of S and 2 (‘di) oxygen → SO2(g)


Oxygen (gas)

▪ oxygen gas is the natural state of oxygen

▪ the natural state of oxygen O2(g)


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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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