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Problem: Calcium nitrate and ammonium fluoride react to form calcium fluoride, dinitrogen monoxide, and water vapor. How many grams of each substance are present after 16.8 g of calcium nitrate and 17.50 g of ammonium fluoride react completely?

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First, we have to know the formula of each of the substances:

calcium nitrate: Ca(NO₃)₂
ammonium fluoride:  NH4F
calcium fluoride: CaF2
dinitrogen monoxide: N2O
water: H2O

Next, we write the unbalanced reaction. We look at each element and count the number per side. The side with the less number of that element should get a coefficient to balance.

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Calcium nitrate and ammonium fluoride react to form calcium fluoride, dinitrogen monoxide, and water vapor. How many grams of each substance are present after 16.8 g of calcium nitrate and 17.50 g of ammonium fluoride react completely?

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