A car air bag requires 70. L of nitrogen gas to inflate properly. The following equation represents the production of nitrogen gas:
2NAN subscript 3 yielding 2NA + 3N subscript 2
the density of nitrogen gas is typically 1.16 g/L at room temperature. How would you calculate the number of grams of Nitrogen that is needed to inflate the air bag?
chemm - DrBob222, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 10:53pm
First let me point out that NAN3 is NOT the same as NaN3 and NA is not the same as Na.
2NaN3 ==> 2Na + 3N2
How about 1.16 g/L x 70 L = ?? g.