Limiting Reactant Question

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Maya Pakulski 1D
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Limiting Reactant Question

Postby Maya Pakulski 1D » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:42 pm

If on a hypothetical limiting reactant problem you found out that you need the exact same amount of each reactant for the reaction to occur, are both the reactants considered limiting or neither of them are and there just isn't a limiting reactant in this case?

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Re: Limiting Reactant Question

Postby Haley Fredricks 1B » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:44 pm

They would not be considered limiting reactants because neither is limiting the other in regards to the production of the product.

ranqiao1e
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Re: Limiting Reactant Question

Postby ranqiao1e » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:45 pm

I think the latter one is right because there isn't any shortage of reactants in this case.

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Re: Limiting Reactant Question

Postby Diana_Diep2I » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:54 pm

There would be no limiting reactant then because you'd have exactly what you need.

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Re: Limiting Reactant Question

Postby Ashley Kim 3F » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:08 pm

In conjunction with what everyone else said, in this situation, there is no limiting reactant. A practical way to think about this is in terms of baking - if the recipe calls for a certain amount of an ingredient and you have the ingredients in the required amounts, you will be able to create the baked good regardless of the values of the required amounts. As long as you have what you need, it does not matter that they are equal mounts - you will not be limited.


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