Cellulose is to be burned in a waste to energy facility. The chemical equation for cellulose is C6H10O5. The atomic weights of C, H, and O are 12, 1, and 16, respectively. The ideal equation for the combustion of cellulose is C6H10O5 +6O2à6CO2 + 5H2O.Calculate the stoichiometric oxygen necessary for the combustion of cellulose.Calculate the stoichiometric air supply. The air is 23.15% oxygen by weight.If the facility operates at 1.5 tons/hour at 100% excess air. How much air is required?

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Cellulose is to be burned in a waste to energy facility. The chemical equation for cellulose is C6H10O5. The atomic weights of C, H, and O are 12, 1, and 16, respectively. The ideal equation for the combustion of cellulose is C6H10O5 +6O2à6CO2 + 5H2O.

  1. Calculate the stoichiometric oxygen necessary for the combustion of cellulose.
  2. Calculate the stoichiometric air supply. The air is 23.15% oxygen by weight.
  3. If the facility operates at 1.5 tons/hour at 100% excess air. How much air is required?
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Write the balance Equation.

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CH10, 606CO, +5H,0

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Step 2

The atomic mass of carbon is 12 g/mol.

The atomic mass of hydrogen is 1 g/mol.

The atomic mass of oxygen is 16 g/mol.

Find the mass of cellulose (c).

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)+ (5xxam) -(6xXaten) + (10 x Xg (6x12)+(10x1)+(5x16) Carbo Hydrogen ох удen -162g/mol

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Find the mass of stoich...

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m-(6x 2)(x =12(16) eym) 192g/mol

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