Carbon and oxygen react to form carbon monoxide:
. What masses of carbon and oxygen are needed to make 56.0 g CO? Which law does this illustrate?
Given equation :
Based on above-balanced equation, we can write the below relation :
Molecular mass of carbon, oxygen and CO are 12, 32 and 28 respectively.
Also, we know that Mass = moles molecular weight, hence we can rewrite equation (1) as :
This equation is already balanced (number of moles are balanced).
56 g CO