When potassium chlorate is heated, potassium chloride and oxygen gas are formed. The percent yield of the reaction is 83.2%. How much potassium chlorate must be decomposed to produce 198.5 grams of oxygen?
Thermal Decomposition Reactions:
A thermal decomposition reaction is a type of chemical reaction that occurs when heat is used to break down a reactant into products. The reactants of a thermal decomposition reaction must absorb a large amount of energy in the form of heat before it begins to break down.
Answer and Explanation: 1
The balanced equation for potassium chlorate heated to form potassium chloride and oxygen gas can be seen below.
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