Problem: The diagram  represents a high-temperature reaction between CH4 and H2O.Based on this reaction, find how many moles of CO can be obtained starting with 6 mol CH4?

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We’re asked to find how many moles of CO can be obtained starting with 6 mol CH4 for the given reaction based on the diagram.


To do so, we need to write a balanced chemical equation from the diagram.


The flow of the solution will be like this: 


moles CH(mole-mole-comparison) → moles CO 


First, we need to determine the reactants and products based on the diagram:

Reactants:

  • 2 moles H2O (1 red and 2 white balls)
  • 2 moles CH4 (1 black and 4 white balls)

Products:

  • 2 moles CO (1 red and 1 black ball)
  • 6 moles H2 (2 white balls)
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Problem Details

The diagram The diagram shows a reaction between two molecules, consisting of one red sphere bonded to two white spheres, and two molecules, consisting of one black sphere bonded to four black spheres. The products are represented by two molecules of a red sphere bonded to a black sphere and six molecules of two white spheres bonded together. represents a high-temperature reaction between CH4 and H2O.

Based on this reaction, find how many moles of CO can be obtained starting with 6 mol CH4?

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