2H_2S + 3O_2 to 2H_2O +2SO_2. Given the balanced equation, if 4 moles of hydrogen sulfide react,...


{eq}\rm 2H_2S + 3O_2 \to 2H_2O +2SO_2 {/eq}.

Given the balanced equation, if {eq}4 {/eq} moles of hydrogen sulfide react, how many moles of oxygen consumed?

Balanced Chemical Reactions:

A balanced chemical reaction describes the changes in the substances upon a chemical process between them. The balanced chemical reaction has an equivalent number of elements on both sides of the reaction, which is done by multiplying the compounds involved in the reaction by a coefficient.

Answer and Explanation:

Determine the number of moles of {eq}\displaystyle O_2 {/eq}, {eq}\displaystyle n_{O_2} {/eq}, consumed in the reaction by multiplying the moles of {eq}\displaystyle n_{H_2S} = 4\ mol\ H_2S {/eq}, {eq}\displaystyle n_{H_2S} {/eq}, by the molar ratio between osygen and hydrogen sulfide in the given reaction. We know that there are {eq}\displaystyle 2\ mol\ H_2S {/eq} that react with {eq}\displaystyle 3\ mol\ O_2 {/eq}. We proceed with the solution.

{eq}\begin{align} \displaystyle n_{O_2} 4\ mol\ H_2S\times \frac{3\ mol\ O_2}{2\ mol\ H_2S} = 6\ mol\ O_2 \end{align} {/eq}

Learn more about this topic:

Mole-to-Mole Ratios and Calculations of a Chemical Equation

from Chemistry 101: General Chemistry

Chapter 9 / Lesson 2

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