Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 11 - Chemical Reactions - 11 Assessment - Page 378: 55


Sn(OH)4 -> (Energy) SnO2 + 2H2O

Work Step by Step

To write the balanced chemical equation for a decomposition reaction, translate the chemical names into symbols. Remember, one single compound is breaking apart into its components for decomposition reactions and the absorption of energy is required (represented by delta sign)
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