Dinitrogen oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a sweet-tasting gas used in dentistry. When a...

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Dinitrogen oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a sweet-tasting gas used in dentistry. When a solid mixture of sodium nitrate and ammonium sulfate is heated, the products are solid sodium sulfate, gaseous water, and gaseous dinitrogen oxide. Write the balanced chemical equation for the reaction.

Chemical Reaction:

Chemical reactions occur when elements and compounds react forming new substances. For compounds, initially the bonds between the atoms of the reactants break and then recombine forming new bonds. Not all compounds will react with other compounds, though.

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{eq}2NaNO_3+(NH_4)_2SO_4\rightarrow Na_2SO_4(s)+4H_2O(g)+2N_2O(g) {/eq}

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