The reaction for producing acetylene from calcium carbide is described by the following chemical equation:
CaC2 + 2H2O = C2H2 + Ca (OH) 2;
From 1 mole of calcium carbide, 1 mole of acetylene is synthesized.
Let’s calculate the available chemical amount of silicon carbide substance.
M CaC2 = 40 + 12 x 2 = 64 grams / mol;
N CaC2 = 15000 x 0.742 / 64 = 173.9 mol;
The same molar amount of gaseous acetylene will be synthesized.
Let’s calculate its volume. To do this, multiply the amount of the substance and the standard volume of 1 mole of gaseous substance (22.4 liters).
V C2H2 = 173.9 x 22.4 = 3896 liters;
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