Actual yield  [ENDORSED]

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Actual yield

Postby Aiden Atoori 1C » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:24 pm

Does the actual yield refer to the amount of reactants remaining after a reaction is completed?

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Re: Actual yield  [ENDORSED]

Postby chris_tsai_4H » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:31 pm

The actual yield refers to the amount of product that is produced from a chemical reaction after taking the limiting reactant in an equation into account. This differs from the theoretical yield, which would be the amount of product produced assuming no limitations.

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Re: Actual yield

Postby juliasloan_4g » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:52 pm

The actual yield is the amount that is produced within a lab setting. The theoretical yield is the amount produced assuming there are no errors, outside reactions etc. The actual yield will typically be given to you in a problem where you must find the percent yield. Here you would divide the actual yield by the theoretical yield(found with LR) and multiply by one hundred.

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Re: Actual yield

Postby sameeksha_panda_3h » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:10 pm

Since we don't have a lab in this class the actual yield will have to be given to us. As of right now we'll mostly need it to calculate the percentage yeild (actual/theoretical- which we have to solve for!-*100%). The actual yield is what is produced by running an experiment.

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Re: Actual yield

Postby SophiaKohlhoff4B » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:04 pm

Actual yield will always be less than theoretical yield due to side reactions, impurities, etc.
Percent yield = (Actual yield/theoretical yield) x100

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