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# In a car engine, gasoline (represented by C8H18) does not

Last updated: 8/4/2022

In a car engine, gasoline (represented by C8H18) does not burn completely, and some CO, a toxic pollutant, forms along with CO₂ and H2₂O. If 5.0% of the gasoline forms CO: (a) What is the ratio of CO₂ to CO molecules in the exhaust? (b) What is the mass ratio of CO₂ to CO? (c) What percentage of the gasoline must form CO for the mass ratio of CO₂ to CO to be exactly 1/1?

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