What is the mass of carbon dioxide required for the production of a #1*kg# mass of lithium carbonate from lithium hydroxide?

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Sep 14, 2017

Answer:

Approx.....#1*kg#

Explanation:

We need (i) a stoichiometrically balanced equation....

#2LiOH(s) + CO_2(g)rarrLi_2CO_3(s) + H_2O#

And then (ii) we need equivalent quantities of carbon dioxide. There are.....#(1000*g)/(23.95*g*mol^-1)=417.5*mol# with respect to lithium hydroxide.

And this represents an equivalent quantity of....

#(417.5*mol)/2xx44.01*g*mol^-1-=??# with respect to carbon dioxide.