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Gas Stoichiometry

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Consider the reaction:

$$Cu_{(s)}+ 4 HNO_{3(aq)}→ 2 NO_{2(g)}+ Cu(NO_3)_{2(aq)}+ 2 H_2O_{(g)}$$

What volume of $NO_2$ measured at 2.0 atm and 27$^o$C can be produced by the reaction of 0.500 mol copper with excess nitric acid according to the equation above?

A

2.2 L

B

3.1 L

C

12 L

D

24 L