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Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Justin on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 10:51pm.

Air bags are activated when a severe impact causes a steel ball to compress a spring and electrically ignite a detonator cap. This causes sodium azide (NaN3) to decompose explosively according to the following reaction.
2 NaN3(s) 2 Na(s) + 3 N2(g)
What mass of NaN3(s) must be reacted in order to inflate an air bag to 73.1 L at STP?

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