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Asked Sep 8, 2019

Find the theoretical oxygen demand for the following solutions:

  • 200mg/L of acetic acid (CH3COOH)
  • 30mg/L of ethanol (C2H5OH)
  • 50mg/L of glucose (C6H12O6)
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Step 1

We have to determine the theoretical oxygen demand for the following solutions:

1) 200mg/L of acetic acid (CH3COOH)

2) 30mg/L of ethanol (C2H5OH)

3) 50mg/L of glucose (C6H12O6)

Step 2

Theoretical oxygen demand is defined as the amount of oxygen calculated that is required to oxidize the compound to its final oxidation state.

Step 3

1) 200mg/L of acetic acid (CH3COOH)

On oxidation, Acetic acid is oxidised to carbon dioxide and water....

CH,COOH 20, -»2CO 2H,0
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