Chemistry

posted by .

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 -

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

  • Chemistry -

    why 12/44?

  • Chemistry -

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

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Chemistry

    (a) The total mass of carbon contained in fossil fuels that was burned in the world from 1750 to 2000 was estimated to be 2.9 x E14 kg C. The amound of carbon released as carbon dioxide from agricultural expansion and deforestation …
  2. Chemistry

    carbon dioxide (CO2) is the gas mainly responsible for global warming (the greenhouse effect). the burning of fossil fuels is a major cause of the increased concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. carbon dioxide is also the end product …
  3. Chemisty

    Carbon dioxide is usually formed when gasoline is burned. If 30.0 L of Co2 is produced at a temperature of 1.00 X 103 C and allowed to reach room temperature (25.0 C) without any pressure change, what is the new volume of the carbon …
  4. Chemistry and Science

    carbon dioxide is a "greenhouse" gas in that it absorbs energy from the sun, causing heating of the atmosphere and eventually global warming. carbon dioxide is produced from the combustion of carbon-containing fuels such as coal (mainly …
  5. Chemistry

    Regular gasoline (C8H18) reacts with oxygen gas to form carbon dioxide gas and water vapor. If your tanks of gasoline holds about 10.5 kg of gasoline, how many liters of carbon dioxide are formed at 24 degrees Celcius and 725mm Hg …
  6. chemistry

    1. A website promoting the use of alternative energy vehicles and hybrid technologies claims that, \"A typical automobile in the USA uses about 500 gallons of gasoline every year, producing about 5 tons of carbon dioxide.\" To determine …
  7. chemistry help

    When carbon dioxide and carbon react the balanced equation is Co2+C--------------2Cq Calculate the mass of carbon monoxide formed from 4.4g of carbon dioxide
  8. Chemistry

    When carbon is burned in air, it reacts with oxygen to form carbon dioxide. When 20.4 g of carbon were burned in the presence of 71.1 g of oxygen, 16.7 g of oxygen remained unreacted. What mass of carbon dioxide was produced?
  9. Chemistry. Plz Help!

    When carbon is burned in air, it reacts with oxygen to form carbon dioxide. When 20.4 g of carbon were burned in the presence of 71.1 g of oxygen, 16.7 g of oxygen remained unreacted. What mass of carbon dioxide was produced?
  10. Chemistry

    When carbon is burned in air, it reacts with oxygen to form carbon dioxide. When 26.4 g of carbon were burned in the presence of 82.1 g of oxygen, 11.7 g of oxygen remained unreacted. What mass of carbon dioxide was produced?

More Similar Questions