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Calculate the mass of CO2 produced by the combustion of a tank of gasoline. Assume the mass of gasoline is 41.0 kg and that gasoline is pure octane (C8H18); 1 lb =454 g. Express your answer rounded to the nearest whole number. Do not include units with your answer.

Correct answer: 278

I have tried converting the 41.0kg in to grams and got .041g.

I found the atomic mass of CO2 as 44 and X by 8 (research found Every molecule of octane makes eight molecules of CO2) which = 352.

Also the Octane has a weight of 144.

So I took .041g X (352/144)= 0.1

WHat am I missing?

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# Homework Help: Co2 and Octane problem

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