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Answer to Question #6501 in Other Chemistry for Elliot

Question #6501
determine the mass of carbon (in kilograms) contained in 143 kilograms of CO2.

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Expert's answer
1. To calculate the mass of carbon we'll use the following equation:

CO2 ----> C + O2

2. Molecular weight of CO2 is 44 and for C it is 12

143 k x kg
CO2 ----> C + O2
44 12

x = 143*12/44 = 39

ANSWER: 39 kg

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