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Posted by geoff on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 7:04pm.

One method of removing CO2(g) from a spacecraft is to allow the CO2 to react with LiOH. What volume, in liters, of CO2(g) at 26.0C and 793 Torr can be removed per kilogram of LiOH consumed?

2LiOH(s) + CO2(g) -> Li2CO3(s) + H2O(l)

Use stoichiometry to convert 1 kg LiOH to liters CO2 at STP. Convert liters CO2 at STP to mols, then use PV=nRT to adjust to 26 C and 793 Torr. Post your work if you get stuck.

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