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Firework
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Type of Reaction?

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10 Na + 2 KNO3 -> K2O + 5 Na2O + N2

What type of reaction would this be?
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If you compare oxidation numbers on both sides of the equation. What do you find?
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Sorry, I'm guessing because I have no idea, but would I be wrong if I said the oxidation numbers are -2 on both sides? I hope this doesn't sound stupid, I really don't know xD
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Is it a reduction reaction or something?
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Do you have chemical knowlwdge?
On left side Na is 0
K +1
N +5
O -2

On right side
K +1
O -2
Na +1
N 0

It is called a redox reaction. Nitrogen change from + 5 to 0
Sodium from 0 to +1
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Post by Firework »

thank you for the help, I just watched a video to understand redox reactions :) I'm still learning btw
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