The useful metal manganese can be extracted from the mineral rhodochrosite by a two-step process. In the first step, manganese(II) carbonate and oxygen react to form manganese(IV) oxide and carbon dioxide:
2MnCOA9 + 02(g) 2 MnO2(s) + 2 CO2(g)
In the second step, manganese(IV) oxide and aluminum react to form manganese and aluminum oxidide
Suppose the yield of the first step is 66% and the yield of the second step is 97’%. Calculate the mass of manganese(II) carbonate required to make 4.0 kg of manganese.
Be sure your answer has a unit symbol, if needed, and is rounded to the correct number of significant digits.

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