chemistry

suppose a car operates so inefficently that only 16% of the thermal energy from burning fuel is converted to useful "wheel turning" (mechanical energy) how many kj of useful energy would be stored in a 20 gallon tank of gasoline?(assume that octane burning and gas burning produce the same results)

asked by jer
  1. Write the equation for octane + O2 ==> CO2 +_ H2O and balance it.
    Convert 20 gallons octane to L, then use the density of octane to convert to grams.

    Look up the combustion energy for octane and convert to grams octane you have in the 20 gallons, multiply by 16% to arrive at the energy stored.

    posted by DrBob222
  2. 44

    posted by ddd
  3. i don now

    posted by Anonymous
  4. Mas fuerte

    posted by Anonymous

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. science

    how should each form of energy be identified? A) energy A:gravitational energy /energy B:chemical energy B) energy A: nuclear energy/ energy B: electrical energy C) energy A: electromagnetic energy energy B:sound energy D) energy
  2. Science

    During the process of photosynthesis, solar energy is converted into: a. chemical energy. b. heat energy. c. thermal energy. d. mechanical energy. e. nuclear energy. a
  3. ap chemistry

    a battery operated tool, such as a cordless drill, converts... a.) electrostatic energy to chemical potential energy b.) mechanical energy to thermal energy c.) thermal energy to mechanical energy d.) thermal energy to chemical
  4. Science (energy)

    1. What similarities do nuclear energy and chemical energy share? Choose all that apply. A. Both are types of kinetic energy. B. Both are types of potential energy. [CORRECT!] C. Both involve magnetic energy. D. Both involve
  5. Science

    A student is trying to identify the different forms of energy described in the following chart: Form of Energy Description Examples Energy A energy that travels in waves through space light radio waves Energy B energy that depends
  6. Chemistry

    The amount of energy released by burning a fuel source, measured in energy per mass, is called the fuel value. If all the energy obtained from burning 1.25 pounds of propane (fuel value is 11.09 kcal/g) is used to heat 123.0 kg of
  7. Chemistry

    The amount of energy released by burning a fuel source, measured in energy per mass, is called the fuel value. If all the energy obtained from burning 1.25 pounds of butane (fuel value is 10.85 kcal/g) is used to heat 120.0 kg of
  8. Chemistry

    The amount of energy released by burning a fuel source, measured in energy per mass, is called the fuel value. If all the energy obtained from burning 1.28 pounds of methane (fuel value is 11.97 kcal/g) is used to heat 127.0 kg of
  9. Chemistry

    The amount of energy released by burning a fuel source, measured in energy per mass, is called the fuel value. If all the energy obtained from burning 1.30 pounds of methane (fuel value is 11.97 kcal/g) is used to heat 122.0 kg of
  10. Chemistry

    The amount of energy released by burning a fuel source, measured in energy per mass, is called the fuel value. If all the energy obtained from burning 1.28 pounds of methane (fuel value is 11.97 kcal/g) is used to heat 127.0 kg of

More Similar Questions