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Posted by on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 9:59pm.

When one pound of gasoline (made up of compounds of hydrogen and carbon) is burned in an automobile approximately 3 pounds of carbon dioxide, CO2, is given off. Carbon dioxide is one of the gases contributing to global warming. What information from this experiment helps explain how one pound of gasoline can give off approximately 3 times an much CO2?

  • Chemistry - , Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 10:10pm

    Carbon is about 1/3 the mass of CO2?(12/44 = 0.3)

  • Chemistry - , Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 10:35pm

    why 12/44?

  • Chemistry - , Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 11:08pm

    Carbon is about 12 for atomic mass. Molar mass CO2 is about 44.

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