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

Sep 14, 2017

Approx.....$1 \cdot k g$

#### Explanation:

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

$2 L i O H \left(s\right) + C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow L {i}_{2} C {O}_{3} \left(s\right) + {H}_{2} O$

And then (ii) we need equivalent quantities of carbon dioxide. There are.....$\frac{1000 \cdot g}{23.95 \cdot g \cdot m o {l}^{-} 1} = 417.5 \cdot m o l$ 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.