# Chem

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why is (NH4)2Cr2O7 >> N2 + Cr2O3 + 4 H2O balanced like this.

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I'm not sure what you mean by "why is....." I suppose the simple answer is "because those are the numbers it takes to balance the equation." What you have is a decomposition reaction and the products on the right are the products of the reaction.

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