# Problem: One of the best-selling light, or low-calorie, beers is 4.4 % alcohol by volume and a 12-oz serving contains 110 Calories; remember: 1 Calorie = 1000 cal = 1 kcal. To estimate the percentage of Calories that comes from the alcohol, consider the following questions.    Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction of ethanol, C2H5OH, with oxygen to make carbon dioxide and water.

###### FREE Expert Solution

C2H5OH (l) + O2 (g)→ CO2 (g) + H2O (l)

reactant     product

C             2                1

H            6                 2

O            3                3

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###### Problem Details

One of the best-selling light, or low-calorie, beers is 4.4 % alcohol by volume and a 12-oz serving contains 110 Calories; remember: 1 Calorie = 1000 cal = 1 kcal. To estimate the percentage of Calories that comes from the alcohol, consider the following questions.

Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction of ethanol, C2H5OH, with oxygen to make carbon dioxide and water.