Problem: A method used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for determining the concentration of ozone in air is to pass the air sample through a "bubbler" containing sodium iodide, which removes the ozone according to the following equation: O3(g) + 2 NaI(aq) + H2O(l) → O2(g) + I2(s) + 2 NaOH(aq)How many grams of sodium iodide are needed to remove 1.7 mg of O3?

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O3(g) + 2 NaI(aq) + H2O(l) → O2(g) + I2(s) + 2 NaOH(aq)

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A method used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for determining the concentration of ozone in air is to pass the air sample through a "bubbler" containing sodium iodide, which removes the ozone according to the following equation: O3(g) + 2 NaI(aq) + H2O(l) → O2(g) + I2(s) + 2 NaOH(aq)

How many grams of sodium iodide are needed to remove 1.7 mg of O3?

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