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#### Ygamie

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##### {Blast furnace stoichiometry}
« on: October 25, 2017, 05:28:25 PM »
Hi Guys my first post.

So the question is...  Blast furnace.... 3 stages

C + O2 > CO2
CO2 + C > 2CO
3CO + Fe2 O3 > 2Fe + 3CO2

if 12g carbon is used in stage 2 and all CO is used in stage 3, what mass of CO2 is produced in stage 3?

It would be great if someone could show me how to work this out.

Many thanks

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#### XeLa.

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##### Re: Need help finding out how to get the answer
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 06:17:01 PM »
Okay, could you show us, based on what you've learnt in class, your first steps for attempting to solve this question. That way we can build off of that.

XeLa

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#### Ygamie

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##### Re: {Blast furnace stoichiometry}
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 06:41:06 AM »
Mr of C 12
Mr of CO is 28 ---> x 2 = 56

My understanding 12 g of C would make 56g of CO based on that equation

Mr of 3CO= 84
3CO2= 44 x 3= 132

84g of 3CO gives 132g of CO2

Therefore (56 x 132)/ 84 = 88g

I think that is right?

Thank you

#### Borek

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##### Re: {Blast furnace stoichiometry}
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 07:42:30 AM »
88 g of CO2 looks OK.
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##### Re: {Blast furnace stoichiometry}
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 08:16:45 AM »
Mr of C 12
Mr of CO is 28 ---> x 2 = 56

My understanding 12 g of C would make 56g of CO based on that equation

Mr of 3CO= 84
3CO2= 44 x 3= 132

84g of 3CO gives 132g of CO2

Therefore (56 x 132)/ 84 = 88g

I think that is right?

Thank you

actually you did simple mole ratio stoichiometry

12 g c ---> moles of C -----> moles of CO -----> g CO

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##### Re: {Blast furnace stoichiometry}
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 09:58:38 AM »
actually you did simple mole ratio stoichiometry

12 g c ---> moles of C -----> moles of CO -----> g CO

That's not what the question is asking.
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##### Re: {Blast furnace stoichiometry}
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 10:14:58 AM »
yes Borek You are right
it is from
12 g c ---> moles of C -----> moles of CO -----> moles of CO2 ----> g CO2
Thanks for correcting me.