How much carbon is there in carbon dioxide?

GIVEN THAT

The atomic weight of carbon is 12 and oxygen 16.

As carbon dioxide has two oxygen molecules (CO2):

The total weight of carbon dioxide is  12+16+16 =44


CALCULATE:  if your car emits one ton (1000kg) of carbon dioxide, how much of this is carbon?

READ MORE: calculate how far you must drive to emit 1000kg here.


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