What mass of carbon dioxide is produced from the complete combustion of #8.50*10^-3# #g# of methane?

1 Answer
Apr 11, 2016

Answer:

3.145 X # 10^-3# g

Explanation:

The equation for the combustion of Methane is as follows.

C#H_4# + #O_2# ------> C#O_2# + 2 #H_2#O

One mole of Methane on burning produces one mole of Carbon Dioxide or using molar masses , I can write,

16 g of Methane produces 44 g of Carbon dioxide
using ratio and proportions , we can get the answer;

mass of C#O_2# = [ 16g C#H_4# / 44 g C# O_2# ] x 8.50 x #10^-3# of C#H_4#

                          = 0.37 x 8.50 x  #10^-3# g

                          = 3.145 X # 10^-3# g