Secondary V • 1yr.

How do I answer this question: how many moles of oxygen are there in 2.25 g of CO2? Thank you!

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Secondary V • 1yr.

How do I answer this question: how many moles of oxygen are there in 2.25 g of CO2? Thank you!

Explanation from Alloprof

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Thank you for your question!

First, remember that a mole contains:

$$6,023•10^{23}\:particles$$

To solve the problem, you must first convert 2.25 g of CO2 in moles. The molar mass of CO2 is 44.095 g.

$$n=\frac{m}{M}$$

$$n_{CO_2}=\frac{2,25}{44,095}$$

$$n_{CO_2}≈0,0511\:moles$$

Legend:

• n: number of moles

• m: mass of the substance

• M: molar mass of the substance

Subsequently, it must be considered that in one mole of CO2 there are two moles of O. Thus:

$$n_{O}=2•n_{CO_2}=2•0,0511\:moles≈0,102\:moles$$

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