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Solution: One of the few industrial-scale processes that produce organic compounds electrochemically is used by the Monsanto Company to produce 1,4-dicyanobutane. The reduction reaction is 2CH2=CHCN + 2H+ + 2e-

Problem

One of the few industrial-scale processes that produce organic compounds electrochemically is used by the Monsanto Company to produce 1,4-dicyanobutane. The reduction reaction is 

2CH2=CHCN + 2H+ + 2e- → NC—(CH2)4—CN 

The NC—(CH2)4—CN is then chemically reduced using hydrogen gas to H2N—(CH2)6—NH2, which is used in the production of nylon. What current must be used to produce 150. kg NC—(CH2)4—CN per hour?