Limiting Reactant vs. Reagent???  [ENDORSED]

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Shundeen Martinez 1D
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Limiting Reactant vs. Reagent???

Postby Shundeen Martinez 1D » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:31 pm

What's the difference between a reactant and a reagent? Are they just used interchangeably?

Brandon_Tran_2E
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Re: Limiting Reactant vs. Reagent???

Postby Brandon_Tran_2E » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:32 pm

Interchangeably. :)

Alex Alonso - 4F
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Re: Limiting Reactant vs. Reagent???

Postby Alex Alonso - 4F » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:34 pm

They're the same thing :)

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Re: Limiting Reactant vs. Reagent???  [ENDORSED]

Postby juliasloan_4g » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:45 pm

In lecture, Dr. Lavelle said that reactant is used in the hypothetical sense when doing calculations but reagent is when you are referring to a lab setting and actually doing the experiment. For the purposes of the class, because there is no lab component they can be interpreted as the same thing.

tierra parker 1J
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Re: Limiting Reactant vs. Reagent???

Postby tierra parker 1J » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:47 pm

They are the same thing. Reagent would be what you physically have in the lab and reactant is what you would read and write on paper.

Kassidy Tran 1E
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Re: Limiting Reactant vs. Reagent???

Postby Kassidy Tran 1E » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:52 pm

In the textbook it states that reagents are the chemicals available in a laboratory. When a reagent is being used in a particular reaction it is called a reactant.

BenJohnson1H
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Re: Limiting Reactant vs. Reagent???

Postby BenJohnson1H » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:22 am

Typically, the reagent is the tangible and physical form of the reactant as seen in a lab, not just a hypothetical reactant on paper.


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