How do you convert 5.0g of nitrogen dioxide (#NO_2#) to grams of ozone gas (#O_3#)?

1 Answer
Feb 11, 2017

Answer:

With difficulty........we would get #3.5*g# of ozone........

Explanation:

Well, first we need a stoichiometric equation:

#3NO_2(g) rarr 2O_3(g) + N_2(g)#

Please let me say that I do not know whether this reaction could be reliably accomplished. Certainly, we could assess the energy transfer of the reaction.

Given the equation, we see that 2 equiv of ozone derives from 3 equiv of nitric oxide:

#"Moles of"# #NO_2# #=# #(5.0*g)/(46.01*g*mol^-1)=0.109*mol.#

And thus with quantitative reaction we would get:

#2/3xx0.109*molxx48.00*g*mol^-1=3.49*g# #"ozone gas"#.