C2H5OH (l) + O2 (g)→ CO2 (g) + H2O (l)
C 2 1
H 6 2
O 3 3
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.
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