## Actual yield [ENDORSED]

Aiden Atoori 1C
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### Actual yield

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

chris_tsai_4H
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### Re: Actual yield  [ENDORSED]

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.

juliasloan_4g
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### Re: Actual yield

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.

sameeksha_panda_3h
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### Re: Actual yield

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.

SophiaKohlhoff4B
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### Re: Actual yield

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