When burning 180 g glucose in the presence of the 192 g of oxygen, water and carbon dioxide are produced. If 108 g of water is produced, how much carbon dioxide is produced?
We're asked to find the mass of
What we can do first is write the balanced chemical equation for this reaction:
We really only needed the amount of water produced, because that would already factor in the limiting reactant and percent yield, so we'll use
Convert mass of water to moles using its molar mass:
Now, using the coefficients of the chemical equation, we can figure out the relative number of moles of
Finally, we use the molar mass of carbon dioxide to find the number of grams: