We are asked to calculate the mass of CO2 is produced if you burn enough carbon (in the form of charcoal) to produce 5.10 x 102 kJ of heat.
We'll use the thermochemical equation to calculate the mass of CO2.
Molar mass CO2 = 44.01 g/mol
Charcoal is primarily carbon. What mass of CO2 is produced if you burn enough carbon (in the form of charcoal) to produce 5.10 x 102 kJ of heat? The balanced chemical equation is as follows:
C(s) + O2(g) → CO2(g), ΔHrxn = –393.5 kJ/mol
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