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Postby McKenna_4A » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:47 pm

Why isn't NO3 included in the overall equation for O2 ---> ozone if it is used as a reactant?

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Re: NO3

Postby Caitlyn Tran 2E » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:13 pm

I'm not sure what the context for this question is, but usually something would not be included in the overall equation if it is a catalyst or an intermediate. Hope this helps!

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Re: NO3

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:57 pm

NO is a catalyst, and since it is present at the start and end of the reaction, then it is not written in the expression.

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Re: NO3

Postby chrisleung-2J » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:05 pm

Yes, it is correct that because NO3 is a catalyst it would not be included in the overall rxn equation.

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Re: NO3

Postby CameronDis2K » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:54 am

If any compound is not present in the overall reaction, then it can be considered an intermediate (as it cancels out in the reactants and products). Therefore, NO3 can be considered an intermediate.

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