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Prevent energy storage in body by drinking water ?

An athlete is given 100 g of Glucose
(C_6 H_12 O_6) of energy equivalent to 1560 kJ. He utilises 50 % of this gained energy in the event. In order to avoid storage of energy in the body, calculate the mass of water he would need to perspire. The enthalpy of evaporation of water is 44 kJ/mole.

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Energy from 100 g of Glucose = 1560 kJ

Energy not used = 1560 * (50/100) ...

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The solution explains each step and provides all mathematical steps. The mass of water he would need to perspire is calculated. The expert determines how to prevent energy storage in the body by drinking water.