During a certain time period, 4.0 million tons of SO2 were
released into the atmosphere and subsequently oxidized
to SO3. As explained in the Inquiry, the acid rain produced
when the SO3 dissolves in water can damage marble
CaCO31s2 + H2SO41aq2S CaSO41aq2 + CO21g2 + H2O1l2
(a) How many 500 pound marble statues could be damaged
by the acid rain? (Assume that the statues are pure
CaCO3 and that a statue is damaged when 3.0% of its
mass is dissolved.)
This video solution was recommended by our tutors as helpful for the problem above.
Was this helpful?
Master Stoichiometry with a bite sized video explanation from Jules Bruno