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# Suppose you measure the mass of the banana before it rots. You measure the mass again days later after the banana has turned black and find that the mass is less. Use the law of conservation of mass to conclude what happened to the mass of the banana.

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The law of conservation of mass states that mass is neither created nor destroyed in a chemical reaction. Therefore, if the banana has less mass after rotting, it must have released some of its mass into the surrounding air as gas.

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