We are asked to determine the mass of Fe2O3 required to form 910 kg of iron and the mass of CO2 that forms in this process.
Fe2O3 + 3 CO → 2 Fe + 3 CO2
Molar mass Fe2O3 = 159.7 g/mol
Molar mass CO = 28.01 g/mol
Molar mass Fe = 55.85 g/mol
Molar mass CO2 = 44.01 g/mol
An important reaction that takes place in a blast furnace during the production of iron is the formation of iron metal and CO2 from Fe2O3 and CO. Determine the mass of Fe2O3 required to form 910 kg of iron. Find the mass of CO2 that forms in this process.
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