# Problem: A particular coal contains 2.5% sulfur by mass. When this coal is burned, the sulfur is converted into sulfur dioxide gas. The sulfur dioxide reacts with solid calcium oxide to form solid calcium sulfite.If the coal is burned in a power plant that uses 2100 tons of coal per day, what mass of calcium oxide is required daily to eliminate the sulfur dioxide?

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We’re being asked to calculate the mass of calcium oxide required to eliminate sulfur dioxide daily

For this problem, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Write and balance a chemical equation for the given reaction.

Step 2: Determine the mass of sulfur dioxide produced daily

Step 3: Calculate the mass of calcium oxide required

Step 1: From the problem, the given reaction is sulfur dioxide (SO2) reacts with solid calcium oxide (CaO) to form solid calcium sulfite (CaSO3)

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A particular coal contains 2.5% sulfur by mass. When this coal is burned, the sulfur is converted into sulfur dioxide gas. The sulfur dioxide reacts with solid calcium oxide to form solid calcium sulfite.

If the coal is burned in a power plant that uses 2100 tons of coal per day, what mass of calcium oxide is required daily to eliminate the sulfur dioxide?