What is the balanced chemical equation for the decomposition of barium chlorate?
I tried looking in my chemistry book for help but I couldn't find anything. Ten points best answer! Thanks in advance :)
Hey isn't the charge of chlorate ClO3? That's what it says in my book. Just wondering than I'll give best answer :)
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Ba(CIO4)2 --> Ba + 2ClO4
Barium Chlorate breaks down so the barium is seperate from the chlorate.
Chlorate is a polyatomic ion and the ion is negative 1.
Barium's ion is +2
So Ba +2 swaps with ClO4 -1 and you get Ba(CIO4)2
Make sure to use the brackets for polyatomic ions, unless the charge is only 1.
- 5 years ago
Are we talking about the thermal decomposition of barium chlorate:
Ba(ClO3)2 ==> BaCl2 + 3 O2 or
are we talking about the dissociation of the salt into ions in aqueous solution:
Ba(ClO3)2 ==> Ba+2 + 2 ClO3-1?
Big difference between the two.