Chemistry Stoichem Problems

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Detonation of nitroglycerin proceeds as shown in the following equation.

4 C3H5O9N3(l) → 12 CO2(g) + 6 N2(g) + O2(g) + 10 H2O(g)

(a) If a sample containing 1.97 mL of nitroglycerine (density = 1.592 g/mL) is detonated, how many total moles of gas are produced?

(b) If each mole of gas occupies 43 L under the conditions of the explosion, how many liters of gas are produced?

(c) How many grams of N2 are produced in the detonation?

Jul 24th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

a) mass=vol x density

=1.97x1.592

=3.13624g

moles=3.13624/536

=5.85 x 10^-3

b) 5.85 x 10^-3 x 43= 0.2516 L

c) 5.85 x 10^-3 x6/29

=1.21 x 10^-3 g

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Jul 24th, 2015

Why did you divide by 536 for a

Jul 24th, 2015

that is dividing actual mass by the molar mass to get moles

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