Problem: The reaction of coal and water at a high temperature produces a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide gases. This mixture is known as synthesis gas (or syngas). What mass of water is required for the formation of 175 grams of carbon monoxide? C(s) + H2O(g) → H2(g) + CO(g)

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Concept: Stoichiometry.

Use the given balanced equation to find mass of H2O from given mass of CO.

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The reaction of coal and water at a high temperature produces a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide gases. This mixture is known as synthesis gas (or syngas). What mass of water is required for the formation of 175 grams of carbon monoxide? 

C(s) + H2O(g) → H2(g) + CO(g)

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