Two Limiting Reactants

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Two Limiting Reactants

Postby 304310808 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:35 pm

This might be a silly question, but I just wanted to double check about something that I came across on the modules. Is it possible for an equation to have two limiting reactants? And if so, please provide an example or why it is like this?

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Re: Two Limiting Reactants

Postby 104277942 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:29 pm

If you're talking about 2 step reactions, there will be a limiting reagent for the first reaction and then one for the second one. You can refer to the first question on our Midterm this year

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Re: Two Limiting Reactants

Postby Elijah Caparoso 1I » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:04 pm

I believe that the question on the module is only referring to a single step reaction. In this case, there would only be one limiting reactant. Two limiting reactants would not be possible because if the elements in a reaction have the same quantity or amount then they will be completely used up. Neither limits the other.

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Re: Two Limiting Reactants

Postby mayasinha1B » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:33 am

Two reactants cannot limit each other. There is too little of one or the other, or they are present in the correct ratio, where they both would be used up completely and neither is limiting the other.


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