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Offline Kepler11110

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Oxidation Number for Nitrogen and chemical synthesis of Methane
« on: February 04, 2016, 04:28:16 PM »
3 CH4(g) + 4 N2(g)  ::equil:: C3N4(s) + 4 NH3(g)

I am assuming that the atmosphere is composed mostly of N2 and the oxidation numbers for Nitrogen(±3) and Carbon(±4) so by substitution reaction I allowed C = +4, and N = -3 ... I think farts smell because of the Ammonia on the RHS of the equation...and not the Carbon Nitrate (C3N4)(s) that is the brown stain....
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Re: Oxidation Number for Nitrogen and chemical synthesis of Methane
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 04:29:34 PM »
Formally all is OK. But did you check how much energy you need for this reaction?
Carbon nitride (not nitrate) is a very promising photoelectronic material but its synthesis is much more difficult so far.
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