# The flame in a torch used to cut metal is produced by burning acetylene (C2H2)(26.04 g/mol) in pure oxygen. Assuming the combustion of 1 mole of acetylene releases 1251 kJ of heat, what mass of acetylene is needed to cut through a piece of steel if the process requires 22.5  × 104 kJ of heat?                                            2 C2H2(g) + 5 O2(g) → 4 CO2(g) + 2 H2O(g) ΔH = –2502 kJ

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The flame in a torch used to cut metal is produced by burning acetylene (C2H2)(26.04 g/mol) in pure oxygen. Assuming the combustion of 1 mole of acetylene releases 1251 kJ of heat, what mass of acetylene is needed to cut through a piece of steel if the process requires 22.5  × 104 kJ of heat?                                            2 C2H2(g) + 5 O2(g) → 4 CO2(g) + 2 H2O(g) ΔH = –2502 kJ

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Step 1

Given that,

One mole of acetylene release heat = 1251 KJ

Molar mass of acetylene = 26.04g/mole

The reaction is

Step 2

Now, you calculate the no.of moles of acetylene for 22.5×104 KJ heat using

Step 3

Now, you calculate the m...

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