The oxidation of the sugar glucose, C6H1206, is described by the following equation.
C6H1206(s) + 6 02(g) -> 6 CO2(g) + 6 H20(/) AH = -2802.5 kJ/mol
The metabolism of glucose gives the same products, although the glucose reacts with oxygen in a series of steps in the body.
(a) How much heat in kilojoules can be produced by the metabolism of 15.2 g of glucose?
(b) How many Calories can be produced by the metabolism of 15.2 g of glucose?