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Basic Che Question

  1. Sep 25, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The aerobic growth of an organism on hexadecane (C16H34) is given by the following stoichiometric relationship:
    C16H34 + 12.43O2 + 2.07NH3  2.42C4.4H7.3N0.86O1.2 + 12.43H2O + 5.33CO2
    Calculate the mass yield coefficient YX/S (gdw cells/g substrate) for this biological reaction.

    2. Relevant equations

    My question is what is does mean by C4.4? Those notation are really confusing. What would cell's grams dry weight and the substrate?
    I am just really confused at the whole problem statement.

    3. The attempt at a solution
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