Oxidising and reducing agent within a single compound

Oxidising and reducing agent within a single compound

Decomposition of ammonium dichromate by heating.

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Chemistry

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ammonium dichromate, heating, decomposition, reducer, oxidant, redox reaction, reduction, oxidation, exothermic, molecule, atom, experiment, inorganic, chemistry

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Ammonium dichromate (NH₄)₂Cr₂O₇, Put some ammonium dichromate in an evaporating dish., Heat it until it glows, and then stop heating it., Observe the reaction., In the reaction, the nitrogen atoms of the compound are oxidised into nitrogen gas while chromium atoms are reduced and a green compound, chromium(III) oxide is formed.
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