Problem: Propane is widely used in liquid form as a fuel for barbecue grills and camp stoves. For 85.5 g of propane, calculate the grams of carbon.

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  • Propane is a hydrocarbon which has a molecular formula of C3H8We can calculate for the grams of C using stoichiometry where for every 1 mole of C3H8, there are 3 moles of C

  • We will be needing the molar mass of C3Hand C to calculate for the mass of C

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Propane is widely used in liquid form as a fuel for barbecue grills and camp stoves. For 85.5 g of propane, calculate the grams of carbon.

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