Problem: When heated, KClO3 decomposes into KCl and O2. 2KClO3 → 2KCl + 3O2 If this reaction produced 50.6 g of KCl, how much O2 was produced (in grams)?

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We're being asked to calculate the amount of O2 produced (in grams).

We're given the following reaction: 2 KClO3 → 2 KCl + 3 O2

From the balanced reaction:  when 2 moles KCl is produced, 3 moles of O2 is produced.

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When heated, KClO3 decomposes into KCl and O2

2KClO3 → 2KCl + 3O2

If this reaction produced 50.6 g of KCl, how much O2 was produced (in grams)?

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