posted by ChaCha .
One in a series of reactions that inflate air bags in automobiles is the decomposition of sodium azide (NaN3).
2 NaN3(s) 2 Na(s) + 3 N2(g)
Determine the mass of N2 produced if 279.8 g NaN3 is decomposed.
What would be the grams?
Convert g NaN3 to mols. mols = g/molar mass.
Convert mols NaN3 to mols N2 using the coefficients in the balanced equation.
Convert mols N2 to grams using g = mols x molar mass.