Problem: Automobile air bags inflate following a serious impact. The impact triggers the following chemical reaction.2 NaN3(s) → 2Na(s) + 3 N2 (g)If an automobile air bag has a volume of 11.8 L , what mass of NaN3 (in g) is required to fully inflate the air bag upon impact? Assume STP conditions.

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In determining the mass of NaN3, we shall perform the following calculation:

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Automobile air bags inflate following a serious impact. The impact triggers the following chemical reaction.
2 NaN3(s) → 2Na(s) + 3 N2 (g)

If an automobile air bag has a volume of 11.8 L , what mass of NaN3 (in g) is required to fully inflate the air bag upon impact? Assume STP conditions.

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