The combustion of glucose (C6H12O6) with oxygen gas produces carbon dioxide and water. This process releases 2803 kJ per mole of glucose. When 3.00 mol of oxygen react in this way with glucose, what is the energy release in kcal? (Hint: Write a balanced equation for the combustion process and remember the "heat equivalent of work".)  Thanks so much!

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To answer this question, we must first identify how much oxygen is reacted with the glucose to make it burn. To start, I will write the chemical equation, but with variables for the unknown quantities.

C6H12O6 + xO2 => yCO2 + zH2O

Here, x, y, and z are the variables. I will start balancing with the carbon. Because there are 6 carbon in the glucose, there...

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