Problem: 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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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


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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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