Enzymes in yeast convert sugar (C6H12O6) to alcohol (C2H5OH) according to the following equation:
C6H12O6 2 C2H5OH + 2 CO2
If you start with 270 grams of sugar, how many grams of alcohol will be produced?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 19, 2018, 7:48 pm ad1c9bdddf
If we have 270 grams of sugar (C6H12O6), the first thing we need to find is the molecular weight and the number of moles of sugar.
Molecular Weight, MW = 6 (MW Carbon) + 12 (MW Hydrogen) + 6 (MW Oxygen)
= 6 (12.01 g/mol) + 12 (1.01 g/mol) + 6 (16.00 g/mol)
= 180.18 ...
The solution calculates the mass in grams of alcohol produced.