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A table of observations made by a student who performed chemical tests on some unknown salts. Identify the unknown salts from the recorded observations

Using the information in the attached table, please answer the following:

1) Identify the compounds 1-5

2) For each compound that you identify support your decision with explanations for the given observations, also with equations for each reaction.


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1 = NH4NO3
2 = NaNO3
3 = Ag NO3
4 = Cu (NO)2
5 = KNO3

1 The gas evolved is N2O (g)

NH4NO3(s) = N2O(g) + 2H2O(g)

2 The gas evolved is O2 (g)

The solid is ...