Part C. If 51.0 % of the SO2 could be removed by reaction with powdered calcium oxide, CaO, via the reaction SO2(g) + CaO(s) → CaSO3(s)
how many tons of calcium sulfite, CaSO3, would be produced?
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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