What amount, in mol, of carbon dioxide will be formed when three moles of methyl propane are combusted completely?

2CH3CH(CH3) + 12O2 --> 8CO2 + 10H2O

A. 4
B. 8
C. 12
D. 16

The answer is C. 12, why?

1 Answer
Feb 18, 2016

Answer:

The answer is C.

Explanation:

The answer is simple. I have 3 moles of methyl propane, and a ratio 2 to 8 for methyl propane to CO2. I divide 3 by 2 and multiply by 8 in order to get the number of mole needed in the reaction. 3/2 = 1.5 → 1.5 x 8 = 12.