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    In the following reaction, first find how many grams of oxygen would be used to completely react with 1.30 moles of ethyl alcohol (C2H5OH)? Then calculate the number of carbon dioxide molecules and finally, the grams of water formed during reaction.

    C2H5OH + O2 -> C02 + H20

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    First balance the reaction:
    C2H5OH + 3O2 = 2C02 + 3H20
    So 1 mole of ethyl alcohol (C2H5OH) will react with 3 moles of O2.
    So 1.3 moles of ...

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