Share
Explore BrainMass

The carbon dioxide that is exhaled by astronauts

The carbon dioxide that is exhaled by astronauts who are on a space shuttle is scrubbed by pumping the air through canisters of lithium hydroxide, LiOH. The chemical equation for this reaction is:

2LiOH + CO2 --> Li2CO3 + H2O

What mass of carbon dioxide can 1.00 kg of lithium hydroxide absorb?

Solution Preview

Number of Atoms Molar Mass Total Mass
2Li 2(6.9 g/mol) 13.8 g/mol
2O 2(16.0 g/mol 32.0 ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides detailed instructions for the problem.

$2.19