Gee this carbon dioxide
It's counterintuitive: A gallon of gasoline
weighs roughly 6 lbs. Yet, this same gallon converts
into 20 pounds of carbon dioxide.
Carbon (c) with an atomic
mass of 12 units
Hydrogen (h) with a mass of 1
dioxide adds two oxygen molecules,
each with a mass of 16 units.
(12 + 32= 44)
Each "gallon" of carbon dioxide is 44/13 as heavy as
a gallon of gasoline, or 6 lbs of gasoline converts to 20.4
pounds of CO2 and water vapor.
But chemistry was never our thing.
How much greenhouse gas is my automobile producing?
This varies from car to car and depends on how much gasoline
you are using.
||Miles driven per year
||Gallons of Gasoline used
||CO2 Produced (pounds)
||14,000 (7 tons)
||1,000 (1/2 ton)
Better World Insurance is offsetting your car's
first ton of Greenhouse Gas emissions free! We will be happy
to calculate your car's greenhouse gas emissions if you are
interested in offsetting your contribution to global warming
completely at the rate of $11.00 per ton. Please contact
us for more information.
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