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Problem: Cyanogen, (CN)2, has been observed in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and in the gases of interstellar nebulas.On Earth, it is used as a welding gas and a fumigant. In its reaction with fluorine gas, carbon tetrafluoride and nitrogen trifluoride gases are produced. What mass (g) of carbon tetrafluoride forms when 60.0 g of each reactant is used?

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Step 1

(CN)2 (g) + 7 F2 (g) 2 CF4 (g) + 2 NF3 (g)

             Reactant        Products

C                2                    1 2

N                2                    1 2

F                2 14               7 14


Step 2

60.0 g (CN)2 ×1 mol (CN)252.031 g (CN)2×2 mol CF41 mol (CN)2 = 2.3063 mol CF4


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Cyanogen, (CN)2, has been observed in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and in the gases of interstellar nebulas.On Earth, it is used as a welding gas and a fumigant. In its reaction with fluorine gas, carbon tetrafluoride and nitrogen trifluoride gases are produced. What mass (g) of carbon tetrafluoride forms when 60.0 g of each reactant is used?

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