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How many grams of H2O and CO2 are formed by the reaction of 500 mol of citric...
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According to given stoichiometry, for 2mols of citric acid 3 mols of H2O is formed and 3 mols of CO2 is formed.
Therefore for 1 mol of citric acid reacted,
H2O formed = 3/2 mol
CO2 formed = 3/2 mol
Therefore for 500 mol of citric acid,
H2O formed = 3/2 mol x 500 = 750 mol
CO2 formed = 3/2 mol x 500 = 750 mol
Therefore 750 mols of H2O and CO2 are produced.
Weight of H2O formed = 750 mol x 18 g per mol
= 13500 g.
Weight of CO2 formed = 750 mol x 44 g per mol
= 33000 g.
Posted by thilina-g on June 19, 2012 at 3:25 AM (Answer #1)
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