3 (NH4)2SO4 (aq) → 6 H2O (l) + 3 SO2 (aq) + 4 NH3 (aq) + N2 (g)
This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:
3 SVI + 6 e- → 3 SIV (reduction)
2 N-III - 6 e- → 2 N0 (oxidation)
(NH4)2SO4 is an oxidizing agent, (NH4)2SO4 is a reducing agent.
This is a gas evolution reaction, N2 is the formed gas.
- (NH4)2SO4 – Ammonium tetraoxosulfate (VI)
- H2O – Water, oxidane
- SO2 – Sulfur dioxide
- Other names: Sulfurous anhydride , Sulphur dioxide , Sulfurous acid anhydride
- Appearance: Colorless gas ; Colourless gas or compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour ; Colorless gas with a characteristic, irritating, pungent odor. [Note: A liquid below 14°F. Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.]
- Names: Ammonia , Azane (only intended for use in naming derivatives of ammonia) , Hydrogen nitride
- Appearance: Colourless gas ; Colourless gas or compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour ; Colorless gas with a pungent, suffocating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas. Easily liquefied under pressure.]