Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 3 - Chemical Reactions and Reaction Stoichiometry - Exercises - Page 112: 3.3b



Work Step by Step

You can derive the empirical formula by looking at the product of the decomposition, but the actual molecular formula could be different. The original compound could be $NO_2$, but other configurations such as $N_3O_6$ are also possible and this cannot be determined by looking at the product of the decomposition.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.