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Problem: “Strike anywhere” matches contain the compound tetraphosphorus trisulfide, which burns to form tetraphosphorus decoxide and sulfur dioxide gas. How many milliliters of sulfur dioxide, measured at 725 torr and 32°C, can be produced from burning 0.800 g of tetraphosphorus trisulfide?

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  • First thing is to write the balanced equation of the reaction where tetraphosphous trisulfide will appear as P4S3, tetraphosphorus decoxide as P4O10 and sulfur dioxide as SO2
  • Combustion is a reaction where O2 is being used as reactant to form products
  • We will be using the ideal gas equation as well as the stoichiometry in the balanced equation
  • Balanced reaction will appear as:
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“Strike anywhere” matches contain the compound tetraphosphorus trisulfide, which burns to form tetraphosphorus decoxide and sulfur dioxide gas. How many milliliters of sulfur dioxide, measured at 725 torr and 32°C, can be produced from burning 0.800 g of tetraphosphorus trisulfide?

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