Problem: Sulfuric acid cannot be stored in an aluminum container because sulfuric acid dissolves aluminum metal. The following equation shows the reaction: 2 Al (s) + 3 H2SO4 (aq) → Al2(SO4)3 (aq) + 3 H2 (g) Calculate the volume of sulfuric acid that would be required to completely dissolve a 4.643 g block of aluminum if you are given a 0.98 M H2SO4 solution. A. 175.60 mL B. 710.66 mL C. 284.48 mL D. 263.40 mL E. 242.33 mL  

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Sulfuric acid cannot be stored in an aluminum container because sulfuric acid dissolves aluminum metal. The following equation shows the reaction:

2 Al (s) + 3 H2SO4 (aq) → Al2(SO4)3 (aq) + 3 H2 (g)

Calculate the volume of sulfuric acid that would be required to completely dissolve a 4.643 g block of aluminum if you are given a 0.98 M H2SO4 solution.

A. 175.60 mL
B. 710.66 mL
C. 284.48 mL
D. 263.40 mL
E. 242.33 mL

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