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Air was passed through several reagents as shown below
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  1. Name the main inactive component of air 
  2. Name the components of air that are removed in the following chambers 
    1. Chamber 1
    2. Chamber 3
    3. Chamber 4
  3. What is the purpose of passing air through concentrated sulphuric (vi) acid. 
  4. Write a chemical equation for the reaction which takes place in :-
    1. chamber 1 
    2. Chamber4 
  5. State and explain the observation made in chamber 3 during reaction 
  6. Name one gas which escapes from the scheme above 

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  1. Nitrogen gas
  2.  
    • Chamber 1 - Carbon (iv) oxide gas
    • Chamber 3 - Oxygen gas
    • Chamber 4 - Nitrogen
  3. To remove/absorb water vapour or dry / drying agent.
  4.    
    • chamber 1 (1mk)
      2 NaOH(Aq) +CO2(g) → Na2CO3(S)+H2O (L)√1
    • Chamber4 (1mk)
      3Mg (s) +N2 (g) → Mg3N2(S)√1
  5.    
    • Brown solid changes to black√1
    • Brown copper metal oxidized/ reacts with oxygen to form copper (II) oxide (black)
  6.   
    • Argon
    • Neon
    • Helium

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