Answer to Question #106716 in Inorganic Chemistry for Manuela

Question #106716
Iron (iii) oxide reacts with carbon to give iron and carbon monoxide.
Fe2O3(s) + 3C (s)....... 2Fe (s) + 3CO (s)

How many grams of CO are produced when 36.0 g of C reacts ?
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Expert's answer
2020-03-27T09:01:39-0400

Fe2O3(s) + 3C (s) --> 2Fe (s) + 3CO (s) 

The mass of CO produced in the reaction can be calculated using th following equation:

m(CO) = [m(C) × 3 × Mr(CO)] / [3 × Mr(C)] = 36.0 g × 28.01 g/mol / 12.01 g/mol = 84.0 g


Answer: 84 g

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