How much CO2 does one liter of petrol emit?

This problem is interesting as it brings up much of the problematics around burning fossil fuel.

 

GIVEN that:

one litre of fuel weighs 0,75 kg

GIVEN that:

Petrol contains  one carbon atom for two hydrogen (roughly)

=12 +1+1

CALCULATE

The weight(mass) of carbon in one litre of fuel.

GIVEN that:

The atomic weight of carbon dioxide (CO2) is 44, where carbon is 12 and oxygen is 16

CALCULATE

the weight of carbon dioxide released from burning one litre of fuel

 

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