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Two limiting reactants?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:46 pm
by Mariah Guerrero 1J
Can a reaction have two limiting reactants?

Re: Two limiting reactants?

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:56 am
by Endri Dis 1J
I feel like there should always be an excess of one reactant which in return will cause the other reactant to become limited, so no I don't think its possible. A real-life example would be eating a bowl of cereal where you might put more milk than cereal and in the end, the bowl would be left with milk(excess reactant) and no cereal(limiting reactant). Hope this helps.

Re: Two limiting reactants?

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:01 pm
by AlyssaRivera
No, because if there were multiple limiting reactants, there would be no excess products.

Re: Two limiting reactants?

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:18 pm
by Michael Park
Two reactants cannot limit each other. You can have both reactants be used up completely in equal ratios.

Re: Two limiting reactants?

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:58 pm
by MadelynNguyen1F
No, but two reactants can be used up in equal amounts. Neither of them limits the other.

Re: Two limiting reactants?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:22 pm
by Hannah Lee 1B
No, they will either both be completely used up or only one will be in shortage

Re: Two limiting reactants?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:17 pm
by Alondra Juarez section 1E
No there could not be two limiting reactants as there has to be one which will run out and another in which we will have an excess of there can not be two limiting.

Re: Two limiting reactants?

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:31 pm
by SammiOrsini_1B
So is the overall fact that there can't be two limiting reactants because only one reactant will be completely used and the other will be in excess? Multiple reactants cant be used up in a single reaction?

Re: Two limiting reactants?

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:51 pm
by 105012653 1F
No because it was either be completely used up or some left over and two reactants cannot limit one another

Re: Two limiting reactants?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:38 pm
by Chem_Mod
You can have tow limiting reactants, but only if when both run out at the same time, meaning they both hit 0 amount left as soon as these reactants are reacted away with available reactants.

Re: Two limiting reactants?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:55 pm
by Ashley Kim
However, the case where there are two limiting reactants is pretty rare - most chemistry problems will result in only one limiting reactant. (It also doesn't happen often in real life, because experiments usually put one reactant in excess.)