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When potassium chlorate ( K C l O 3 ​ ) is heated in the presence of manganese dioxide catalyst, it decomposes to form potassium chloride and oxygen gas. Represent this in the form of a balanced chemical equation.

When potassium chlorate (KClO3) is heated in the presence of manganese dioxide catalyst, it decomposes to form potassium chloride and oxygen gas. Represent this in the form of a balanced chemical equation.

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Adarsh Pal
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one year ago

 

 
When potassium chlorate (KClO3) is heated in the presence of manganese dioxide catalyst, it decomposes to form potassium chloride and oxygen gas. 
The balanced chemical equation is
2KClO3​→Δ2KCl+3O2​
 

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