Problem: Write the balanced chemical equations that correspond to each of the following descriptions.When solid mercury(II) nitrate is heated, it decomposes to form solid mercury(II) oxide, gaseous nitrogen dioxide, and oxygen.

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mercury(II) nitrate→Hg(NO3)2(s)

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mercury(II) oxide→HgO(s)

nitrogen dioxide→NO2(g)

oxygen→O2(g)

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Write the balanced chemical equations that correspond to each of the following descriptions.

When solid mercury(II) nitrate is heated, it decomposes to form solid mercury(II) oxide, gaseous nitrogen dioxide, and oxygen.

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