To completely combust a 5 mole quantity of glucose, how many moles of dioxygen are required?

1 Answer
Apr 21, 2017

Answer:

Well first we write a stoichiometrically balanced equation...

#C_6H_12O_6(s) + 6O_2(g) rarr 6CO_2(g) + 6H_2O(l)#

Explanation:

Is this stoichiometrically balanced?

And thus, clearly, we require a 30 mole quantity of dioxygen gas for complete combustion of a 5 mole quantity of glucose. What masses do these quantities represent?