Problem: The chemical equation for the formation of ammonia is unbalanced.3H2(g) + N2(g) → NH3(g)If three molecules of hydrogen react with one molecule of nitrogen, how many molecules of ammonia would be formed?

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We’re being asked to calculate the molecules of NH3 produced by the reaction if three molecules of hydrogen react with one molecule of nitrogen


For this problem, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Write and balance a chemical equation for the given reaction.

Step 2: Calculate the moles of NH3 produced.



Step 1: From the problem, the given reaction is:

N2 + H2 → NH3


This equation is not yet balanced. To balance it, we have to make sure that the number of elements on both sides is equal.


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The chemical equation for the formation of ammonia is unbalanced.

3H2(g) + N2(g) → NH3(g)

If three molecules of hydrogen react with one molecule of nitrogen, how many molecules of ammonia would be formed?

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