Chemical explosions are characterized by the instantaneous
release of large quantities of hot gases, which set up a shock
wave of enormous pressure (up to 700,000 atm) and velocity
(up to 20,000 mi/h). For example, explosion of nitroglycerin
1C3H5N3O92 releases four gases, A, B, C, and D:
n C3H5N3O91l2¡a A1g2 + b B1g2 + c C1g2 + d D1g2
Assume that the explosion of 1 mol (227 g) of nitroglycerin
releases gases with a temperature of 1950 °C and a
volume of 1323 L at 1.00 atm pressure.
(e) Write a balanced equation for the explosion of
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