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Background: A strong lighting bolt transfers an electric charge of about 28 degree C to earth. The total electrons transferred in the process are 1.7478e20. (Assuming one mole of water has a mass of 17.9g/mol).

If each water molecule donates one electron, how much water (in units g) is ionized in the lighting?

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Number of H2O molecules ionized = # of electrons transferred
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