Chemistry 12th Edition

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ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 4 - Reactions in Aqueous Solutions - Questions & Problems - Page 166: 4.155


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We know that Nitrogen in Nitric Acid is in its highest oxidation state (+5). It decomposes, and the reaction is given as: $4HNO_3\rightarrow 4NO_2+O_2+2H_2O$ We also know that the yellow color is due to the presence of $NO_2 $ gas.
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