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Problem: A particular coal contains 2.55% sulfur by mass. When the coal is burned, it produces SO2 emissions which combine with rainwater to produce sulfuric acid.Determine how much sulfuric acid (in metric tons) is produced by the combustion of 1.2 metric ton of this coal. (A metric ton is 1000 kg.)

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Sulfuric acid → H2SO4

  • Molar mass  = 98.08 g/mol


mass %S=mass Smass coal×100


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A particular coal contains 2.55% sulfur by mass. When the coal is burned, it produces SO2 emissions which combine with rainwater to produce sulfuric acid.

Determine how much sulfuric acid (in metric tons) is produced by the combustion of 1.2 metric ton of this coal. (A metric ton is 1000 kg.)

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