Problem: You may want to reference (Pages 141 - 145) Section 4.2 while completing this problem.Another component of acid rain is nitric acid, which forms when NO2, also a pollutant, reacts with oxygen and water according to the simplified equation4NO2(g) + O2(g) + 2H2O(l) → 4HNO3(aq)The generation of the electricity used in a medium-sized home produces about 17 kg of NO2 per year.  Assuming that there is adequate O2 and H2O, what mass of HNO3, in kg, can form from this amount of NO2 pollutant?

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Balanced equation: 4NO2(g) + O2(g) + 2H2O(l)  → 4HNO3(aq)

  • 4 moles of NO2 produces 4 moles of HNO3
    • Molar mass of NO= 46 g/mol
    • Molar mass of HNO= 63 g/mol
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You may want to reference (Pages 141 - 145) Section 4.2 while completing this problem.


Another component of acid rain is nitric acid, which forms when NO2, also a pollutant, reacts with oxygen and water according to the simplified equation

4NO2(g) + O2(g) + 2H2O(l) → 4HNO3(aq)

The generation of the electricity used in a medium-sized home produces about 17 kg of NO2 per year.  Assuming that there is adequate O2 and H2O, what mass of HNO3, in kg, can form from this amount of NO2 pollutant?


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