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2. Sulfuric acid comes from the oxidation of sulfur. The stages of the reactions are given below:
S + O2 --> SO2 ∆H= -296.8 kj
SO2 + 1/2 O2 --> SO3 ∆H= -98.9 kj
SO3 + H2O --> H2SO4 ∆H= -130.0 kj
The typical plant produces 750 tons of H2SO4 per day. Calculate amount of heat produced by the plant per day.

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Producing 98 g (1 mol) H2SO4 requires 296.8 + 98.9 + 130.0 kJ = ? kJ.
Convert 750 tons to grams = x
Then
total kJ*(x/98) = kJ/day for 750 tons.

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