# Problem: It is estimated that the net amount of carbon dioxide fixed by photosynthesis on the landmass of the Earth is 5.5 x 1016 g of CO2. All this carbon is converted into glucose.Calculate the average rate of conversion of solar energy into plant energy in MW (1W = 1J/s). A large nuclear power plant produces about 103 kJ. The energy of how many such nuclear power plants is equivalent to the solar energy conversion?12 CO2(g) + 11 H2O(l) → C12H22O11 + 12O2(g), ΔH = 5645kJ

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MM of CO2 is 44.01 g/mol

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It is estimated that the net amount of carbon dioxide fixed by photosynthesis on the landmass of the Earth is 5.5 x 1016 g of CO2. All this carbon is converted into glucose.

Calculate the average rate of conversion of solar energy into plant energy in MW (1W = 1J/s). A large nuclear power plant produces about 103 kJ. The energy of how many such nuclear power plants is equivalent to the solar energy conversion?

12 CO2(g) + 11 H2O(l) → C12H22O11 + 12O2(g), ΔH = 5645kJ