Answer in General Chemistry for Sage Topaz #155512
March 17th, 2023
A certain grade of coal contains 1.7 % S. Assume the burning of S compounds can be presented by the following equation:
S + O2 → SO2
Calculate the amount of the pollutant SO2 gases emitted in the atmosphere, per ton (1,000 kg,) of coal burned if the process is 79% efficient.
At first, the mass of S in 1 ton of coal may be calculated:
Theoretically, according to the chemical equation, from one mol of S one mol of SO2 is obtained: