When lithium nitride, Li3N(s), is treated with water, H2O(l)

When lithium nitride, Li3N(s), is treated with water, H2O(l), ammonia, NH3(g), is produced. Predict the formula of the gas produced when sodium phosphide, Na3P(s), is treated with water.

Write the balanced equation for the reaction of Na3P(s) with H2O(l). Phases are optional.

3 Answers

  • Sodium Phosphide

  • If the analogy holds, the gas will be PH3, phosphine.

    Na3P + 3 H2O → PH3 + 3 NaOH

  • @roger

    How did you figure out the NaOH ?

    I dont understand how to get the second part of formula when it was not given

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