Word equation: Magnesium nitrate → Magnesuim oxide + Nitrogen dioxide + Oxygen gas
Type of Chemical Reaction: For this reaction we have a decomposition reaction.
Balancing Strategies: This is a more challenging reaction, mostly because you have a number oxygen is on the product side of the equation. And their spread out in the MgO, NO2, and O2.
Be sure you count the oxygen atoms on the product side accurately. You should have five.