Problem: Yeast converts glucose to ethanol and carbon dioxide during anaerobic fermentation as depicted in the simple chemical equation here: glucose ⟶ ethanol + carbon dioxide(a) If 200.0 g of glucose is fully converted, what will be the total mass of ethanol and carbon dioxide produced?

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glucose  ethanol + carbon dioxide

C6H12O6   →   2 C2H5OH   +   2 CO2


Molar mass C6H12O= 180.156 g/mol

Molar Mass C2H5OH = 46.07 g/mol

Molar Mass CO= 44.01 g/mol


Mass C2H5OH

Mass C2H5OH=200 g C6H12O6(1 mol C6H12O6180.156 g C6H12O6)(2 mol C2H5OH1 mol C6H12O6)(46.07 g C2H5OH1 mol C2H5OH)

Mass C2H5OH = 102.29 g


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Yeast converts glucose to ethanol and carbon dioxide during anaerobic fermentation as depicted in the simple chemical equation here: glucose ⟶ ethanol + carbon dioxide

(a) If 200.0 g of glucose is fully converted, what will be the total mass of ethanol and carbon dioxide produced?

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