Is the mass of wood and oxygen that allow it to burn equal the mass of ashes and the gas given off during the burning?


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2018-02-14 12:15:44
2018-02-14 12:15:44

Yes. According to the law of conservation of mass, the mass of all the reactants must be equal to the mass of all of the products.


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