Question 248883

Write the balanced equation for each of the following:
(a) Explosive decomposition of dynamite: liquid nitroglycerine (C3H5N3O9) explodes to produce a
mixture of gases – carbon dioxide, water vapor, nitrogen and oxygen.
(b) The reaction that takes place in a self-contained breathing apparatus: solid potassium
superoxide (KO2) reacts with carbon dioxide gas to produce oxygen gas and solid potassium
carbonate.
(c) The production of iron from its ore in a blast furnace: solid iron (III) oxide reacts with carbon
monoxide gas to produce solid iron metal and carbon dioxide gas.