Problem: Automotive air bags inflate when sodium azide, NaN3, rapidly decomposes to its component elements: 2 NaN3(s) → 2 Na(s) + 3 N2(g)How many grams of NaN3 are required to produce 12.0 ft3 of nitrogen gas if the gas has a density of 1.25 g/L?

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The balanced reaction is:

2 NaN3(s) → 2 Na(s) + 3 N2(g)

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Automotive air bags inflate when sodium azide, NaN3, rapidly decomposes to its component elements: 2 NaN3(s) → 2 Na(s) + 3 N2(g)

How many grams of NaN3 are required to produce 12.0 ft3 of nitrogen gas if the gas has a density of 1.25 g/L?

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