The metabolic disorder diabetes causes a buildup of acetone CH3COCH3 in the blood. Acetone a volatile compound is exhaled giving the breath of intreated diabetes a distinctive odor. The acetone is produced by a breakdown of fats in a series of reactions. The equation for the last step the breakdown of acetoacetic acid to give acetone and CO2 is CH3COCH2CO2H->CH3COCH3+CO2. What mass of acetone can be produced from 125 mg of acetoacetic acid?

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The metabolic disorder diabetes causes a buildup of acetone CH3COCH3 in the blood. Acetone a volatile compound is exhaled giving the breath of intreated diabetes a distinctive odor. The acetone is produced by a breakdown of fats in a series of reactions. The equation for the last step the breakdown of acetoacetic acid to give acetone and CO2 is CH3COCH2CO2H->CH3COCH3+CO2. What mass of acetone can be produced from 125 mg of acetoacetic acid? 

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The breakdown of acetoacetic acid for...

CH,COCH,COOH->CH,COCH+CO
1molof Acetoaceticacid forms1mol of Acetone
molar mass of Acetoaceticacid-102.09 g/mol
molarmassof Aectone =58.08g/mol
so,102.09 g of Acetoaceticacidforms 58.08g of Acetone
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CH,COCH,COOH->CH,COCH+CO 1molof Acetoaceticacid forms1mol of Acetone molar mass of Acetoaceticacid-102.09 g/mol molarmassof Aectone =58.08g/mol so,102.09 g of Acetoaceticacidforms 58.08g of Acetone

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