Answer to Question #64737 in Inorganic Chemistry for Luis Jayanata

Question #64737
In a dry powder fire extinguisher there is a chemical known as KHCO3 and I want to ask how KHCO3 works in a chemical equation to extinguish the fire.
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Expert's answer
2017-01-23T06:40:28-0500
KHCO3 + heat = K2CO3 + CO2 + H2O - this blocks the access of oxygen to the firing zone.

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