How much carbon dioxide is released when burning a liter of petrol?

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Burning one litre of Petrol releases 2.36 kg of CO2 (under the 'perfect' fuel/air mixture). I know this sounds unreasonable when one litre of petrol weighs around 0.75 kg, but the majority (over 70%) of the CO2 weight is made up of the oxygen which is consumed from the air and does not originate from the petrol. Scary huh!
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How much carbon dioxide is released during the cutting of a tree?

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How much carbon does burning propane release?

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