Problem: The heat of combustion of ethanol, C2 H5 OH(l), is -1367 kJ/mol. A batch of sauvignon blanc wine contains 11.6 % ethanol by mass.Assuming the density of the wine to be 1.0 g/mL, what is the caloric content due to the alcohol (ethanol) in a 6-oz glass of wine (177 mL)?

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The heat of combustion of ethanol, C2 H5 OH(l), is -1367 kJ/mol. A batch of sauvignon blanc wine contains 11.6 % ethanol by mass.

Assuming the density of the wine to be 1.0 g/mL, what is the caloric content due to the alcohol (ethanol) in a 6-oz glass of wine (177 mL)?

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