Problem: The reusable booster rockets of the U.S. space shuttle employ a mixture of aluminum and ammonium perchlorate for fuel. A possible equation for this reaction is3 Al (s) + 3 NH4ClO4 (s) → Al2O3 (s) + AlCl3 (s) + 3 NO (g) + 6 H2O (g)What mass of NH4ClO4 should be used in the fuel mixture for every kilogram of Al?

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From the balanced reaction: 3 moles of Al (s) are required for every 3 moles of NH4ClO4(s) 

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The reusable booster rockets of the U.S. space shuttle employ a mixture of aluminum and ammonium perchlorate for fuel. A possible equation for this reaction is

3 Al (s) + 3 NH4ClO4 (s) → Al2O3 (s) + AlCl3 (s) + 3 NO (g) + 6 H2O (g)

What mass of NH4ClO4 should be used in the fuel mixture for every kilogram of Al?

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