posted by K on .
Many home barbeques are fueled with propane gas C3H8.
What mass of carbon dioxide (in kg) is produced upon the complete combustion of 18.9L of propane (approximate contents of one 5-gallon tank)? Assume that the density of the liquid propane in the tank is 0.621g/ml.
How do I start & work this question?
I wrote a balanced equation:
C3H8 + 5O2 -> 4H2O + 3CO2
Now, where do I go from here?
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