## Many home barbeques are fueled with propane gas (C3H8)(C3H8). Part A What mass of carbon dioxide is produced upon the complete combustion of

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Many home barbeques are fueled with propane gas (C3H8)(C3H8). Part A What mass of carbon dioxide is produced upon the complete combustion of 27.9 LL of propane (the approximate contents of one 5-gallon tank)

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41264 g of CO₂

Explanation:

Combustion reaction is:

C₃H₈ + 5O₂ →  3CO₂  +  4H₂O

1 mol of propane react to 5 moles of oxygen in order to proudce 3 moles of carbon dioxide and 4 moles of water.

In a combustion reaction, our reactant reacts to oxygen and the products are always CO₂ and water.

We have the volume of propane but we need moles of it, so we need to apply density.

Density = mass / volume so mass = density . volume.

Density of propane is: 493 g/L

Mass of propane is 493 g/L . 27.9L = 13754.7 g

We convert mass to moles: 13754.7 g . 1 mol/ 44g = 312.6 moles

According to reaction, 1 mol of propane can produce 3 moles of CO₂

Our 312.6 moles will produce 312.6 . 3 = 937.8 moles

We convert moles to mass: 937.8 mol . 44 g/mol = 41264 g