Question

(a) When lithium hydrogen carbonate, LiHCO3(s), decomposes upon heating, lithium carbonate, Li2CO3(s), is formed along with two other gaseous products. Write a balanced equation showing this decomposition reaction. (Include states-of-matter under the given conditions in your answer.) (b) When zinc(II) nitrate, Zn(NO3)2(s), decomposes, it forms zinc(II) oxide, ZnO(s), along with nitrogen dioxide, NO2, and oxygen, O2, gases. Write a balanced equation showing this decomposition reaction. (Include states-of-matter under the given conditions in your answer.)