If 10 gallons of gas are burned, how many pounds of the greenhouse gas, CO2, are produced?
in this problem we are going to estimate a number of quantities associated with driving automobiles. standard automobiles use fossil-fuels based gasoline, exclusively, which we can consider, for the purpose of this problem, to be octane C8H18. The energy released during the combustion of one mole of octane is about 6000kJ. one gallon of gasoline contains 25 moles of octane. let'a assume that the car we are considering get 20 miles per gallon and has 10 gallon gas.