Carbon monoxide burns : #sf(2CO+O_2rarr2CO_2)#. If you have 1 litre of #sf(CO)# how much #sf(CO_2)# is formed and how much #sf(O_2)# is required ?
In order for all the carbon monoxide to react, you'd need 0.50 L of oxygen gas. Under these conditions, the reaction will produce 1.0 L of carbon dioxide.
Start with the balanced chemical equation for your reaction
Notice that you have a
When it comes to gases, you'll find that moles and volume are proportional to one another if temperature and pressure are constant - this is know as Avogadro's Law.
This means that the mole ratios become volume ratios. So, if you want all the carbon monoxide to react, you'll need
Likewise, you'll get
So 1 litre