Problem: Automotive air bags inflate when a sample of sodium azide, NaN3, is very rapidly decomposed.2NaN3(s) ⟶ 2Na(s) + 3N2(g)What mass of sodium azide is required to produce 2.6 ft3 (73.6 L) of nitrogen gas with a density of 1.25 g/L?

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  • We can use the density and the volume provided to get the mass of N2

  • We will be using the V in L instead of ft3

  • The mass of N2 will be used to find the moles of sodium azide and eventually the mass

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Automotive air bags inflate when a sample of sodium azide, NaN3, is very rapidly decomposed.

2NaN3(s) ⟶ 2Na(s) + 3N2(g)

What mass of sodium azide is required to produce 2.6 ft3 (73.6 L) of nitrogen gas with a density of 1.25 g/L?

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