The white solid compound A decomposes quite quite rapidly on heating in the presence of a black substance X to form a solid compound B and a gas C. When an aqueous solution of compound B is reacted with silver nitrate solution, then a white precipitate of silver chloride is obtained alongwith potassium nitrate solution. Gas C does not burn itself but helps burn other things.
(a) What is compound A ?
(b) What is compound B
(c) What is gas C ?
(d) What do you think is the black substance X ? What is its function ?
(e) What is the general name of substances like X ?