Burning of fossil fuel (equation a), gasoline, produces carbon dioxide CO2;, one of the global warming contributors. But carbon dioxide plays an important role in photosynthesis which reacts with water in the presence of sunlight and produces glucose and oxygen gas according to the equation below (equation b). Excessive logging in the rain forest is another global warming contributor.
Molar mass of CO2; is 44.01 g/mol and molar mass of C6H12O6 is 180.2 g/mol
a. Balance the equation: C8H18(l) + O2 (g) ---> CO2(g) + H2O(g) (NOT balanced)
b. Balance the equation: CO2(g) + H2O(l) ----> O2(g) + C6H12O2(aq) (NOT balanced)
c. Suppose a small patch of trees in a rain forest was able to remove 56.7 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere in a day. How many kg of glucose will this small patch of trees produce?
d. How many kg of oxygen gas will be produced from b above?
It calculates the amount of glucose produced by small patch of trees. Furthermore, it calcualtes the oxygen gas produced from CO2, which is byproduct of the first reaction. The solution is detailed and has a '5/5' rating.