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Homework Help: Calorimetry synthesis gas

  1. Nov 4, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The partial burning of coal in the presence of O2 and H2O produces a mixture of CO(g) and H2(g) called synthesis gas. This gas can be used to synthesize organic compounds, or it can be burned as a fuel. A typical synthesis gas consists of 55.0% CO(g), 33.0% H2(g) and 12.0% noncombustible gases (mostly CO2(g)), by volume.

    2. Relevant equations

    What volume of the synthesis gas, measured at STP and burned in an open flame (constant-pressure process), is required to heat 45.0 gal of water from 16.0 to 60.0 C? (1 gal=3.785 L.)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have no idea how to solve this. the only thing i was able to find was Q (q=mcΔt). but idk how to find volume from there.

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  3. Nov 5, 2012 #2


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    Re: Calorimetry

    I guess you need to check tables for combustion heat of CO and H2.
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