A resting astronaut exhales about 409 quarts of carbon dioxide, measured at 86F and 14.7 psi every 24 hours. The concentration of carbon dioxide in a spaceship can be kept to a minimum by cycling the air through solid lithium hydroxide. Lithium hydroxide reacts with carbon dioxide to produce lithium carbonate and water.
(A)What is the balanced equation for the reaction, showing the states of the reactants and products...
UPDATE 4/22/04 @ 10:24am Eastern Time...Well I found out the answer to this question; can someone let me know if I am correct.
2LiOH + CO2 ---> Li2CO3 + H20
(B)What minimum weight of lithium hydroxide required to remove all the carbon dioxide exhaled by an astronaut during a 10 day voyage to the moon?
UPDATE as of 4/23/2004, some progress but still do not know if the following is correct to (B)
6.94 x 2 = 13.88/ml
Density 13.88/1ml = 0.0138/ml x 10
=0.138 Li2(OH) in 10 days.
Is their anyone who can verify this for me.