Problem: Joseph Priestley first prepared pure oxygen by heating mercuric oxide, HgO:2 HgO(s) ⟶ 2 Hg(l) + O2 (g) (a) Outline the steps necessary to answer the following question: What volume of O2 at 23 °C and 0.975 atm is produced by the decomposition of 5.36 g of HgO?(b) Answer the question.

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Joseph Priestley first prepared pure oxygen by heating mercuric oxide, HgO:

2 HgO(s) ⟶ 2 Hg(l) + O2 (g) 

(a) Outline the steps necessary to answer the following question: What volume of O2 at 23 °C and 0.975 atm is produced by the decomposition of 5.36 g of HgO?

(b) Answer the question.

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