## Liquid ethyl mercaptan, C2H6S, has a density of 0.84 g/mL. Assuming that the combustion of this compound produces only CO2 , H2O, and SO2 ,

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Liquid ethyl mercaptan, C2H6S, has a density of 0.84 g/mL. Assuming that the combustion of this compound produces only CO2 , H2O, and SO2 , what masses of each of these three products would be produced in the combustion of 3.15 mL of ethyl mercaptan

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6 months 2021-07-13T19:54:13+00:00 1 Answers 36 views 0

Mass CO2 = 3.75 grams

Mass H2O = 2.30 grams

Mass SO2 = 2.73 grams

Explanation:

Step 1: Data given

Density of Liquid ethyl mercaptan, C2H6S = 0.84 g/mL

Volume of ethyl mercaptan = 3.15 mL

Step 2: The reaction

2C2H6S + 9O2 → 4CO2 + 6H2O + 2SO2

Step 3: Calculate mass of ethyl mercaptan

Mass = Volume * density

Mass ethyl mercaptan = 3.15 mL * 0.84 g/mL

Mass ethyl mercaptan = 2.646 grams

Step 4: Calculate moles ethyl mercaptan

Moles = mass / molar mass

Moles ethyl mercaptan = 2.646 grams / 62.13 g/mol

Moles ethyl mercaptan = 0.04259 moles

Step 5: Calculate moles of other products

For 2 moles ethyl mercaptan we need 9 moles O2 to produce 4 moles CO2, 6 moles H2O and 2 moles SO2

For 0.04259 moles we need 0.1917 moles O2 to produce:

2*0.04259 = 0.08518 moles CO2

3*0.04259 = 0.1278 moles H2O

1*0.04259 = 0.04259 moles SO2

Step 6: Calculate mass produced

Mass = moles * molar mass

Mass CO2 = 0.08518 moles * 44.01 g/mol

Mass CO2 = 3.75 grams

Mass H2O = 0.1278 moles * 18.02 g/mol

Mass H2O = 2.30 grams

Mass SO2 = 0.04259 moles * 64.07 g/mol

Mass SO2 = 2.73 grams