Fundamental practice problem L.7 part b

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Jocelyn Fermin1J
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Fundamental practice problem L.7 part b

Postby Jocelyn Fermin1J » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:33 pm

Hello, I am stuck on part b of practice problem L.7, please help:

The camel stores the fat tristearin, C57H110O6, in its hump. As well as being a source of energy, the fat is also a source of water because, when it is used, the reaction 2C^57 H^110 O^6 (s) 163O^2 (g)->114 CO^2(g) +110 H^2O (l) takes place. (a) What mass of water is available from 1.00 pound (454 g) of this fat? (b) What mass of oxygen is needed to oxidize this amount of tristearin?

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Re: Fundamental practice problem L.7 part b

Postby NatalieSDis1A » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:57 pm

I did it like this:

454 g fat (1mol fat/ 891.48 g fat) = .509 mol fat

.509 mol fat (163 mol O2/ 2 mol fat) = 41.507 mol O2

41.507 mol O2 (32 g O2/ 1 mol O2) = 1328.16g O2 = 1.33 x 103 g O2

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Re: Fundamental practice problem L.7 part b

Postby Jocelyn Fermin1J » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:29 pm

Thank you Natalie!


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