Answer to Question #204116 in General Chemistry for Katharine Doric

Question #204116

Coal is mostly carbon (C). When it is burned, it reacts with oxygen in the air in a combustion reaction.   43% of the electricity generated uses coal. On average, each person uses 2680 kg of coal per year to generate electricity that they use.

How much CO2 is produced?


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Expert's answer
2021-06-10T03:34:55-0400

The molar masses are:

C - 12.01 g/mol = 0.01201 kg/mol

CO2 - 44.01 g/mol = 0.04401 kg/mol

The reaction equation is:

C + O2 --> CO2


Answer: 9820 kg


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