Problem: The world burns the fossil fuel equivalent of 3×1012 kg of petroleum per year. Assume that all of this petroleum is in the form of octane C8H18. (a) Calculate how much CO2 (in kg) is produced by world fossil fuel combustion per year?

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C8H18 (l) + 25 O2 (g) → 8 CO2 (g) + 9 H2O (g) ΔH°rxn = -5074.1 kJ


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The world burns the fossil fuel equivalent of 3×1012 kg of petroleum per year. Assume that all of this petroleum is in the form of octane C8H18

(a) Calculate how much CO2 (in kg) is produced by world fossil fuel combustion per year?

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