# Problem: Part A. Assuming that the coal was 82.2 % carbon by mass and that combustion was complete, calculate the number of tons of carbon dioxide produced by the plant during the year.Express your answer numerically in tons.Coal is a fossil fuel made primarily of carbon, but it also contains sulfur among other elements.When carbon, C, burns in air, it reacts with oxygen, O2, to produce carbon dioxide, CO2:C(s) + O2(g) → CO2(g)When sulfur, S, burns in air, it reacts with oxygen, O2, to produce sulfur dioxide, SO2:S(s) + O2(g) → SO2(g)In 1986 an electrical power plant in Taylorsville, Georgia, burned 8,376,726 tons of coal, a national record at that time.

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Part A. Assuming that the coal was 82.2 % carbon by mass and that combustion was complete, calculate the number of tons of carbon dioxide produced by the plant during the year.

Coal is a fossil fuel made primarily of carbon, but it also contains sulfur among other elements.

When carbon, C, burns in air, it reacts with oxygen, O2, to produce carbon dioxide, CO2:

C(s) + O2(g) → CO2(g)

When sulfur, S, burns in air, it reacts with oxygen, O2, to produce sulfur dioxide, SO2:

S(s) + O2(g) → SO2(g)

In 1986 an electrical power plant in Taylorsville, Georgia, burned 8,376,726 tons of coal, a national record at that time.