Steps to Finding the Limiting Reactant

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Lauren Lewis3L
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Steps to Finding the Limiting Reactant

Postby Lauren Lewis3L » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:14 pm

When finding the molar mass of the reactant and product, do you combine both the molar masses of the reactants that make up the products or do you keep them separated by the addition sign?

Ariana Iranmahboub1G
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Re: Steps to Finding the Limiting Reactant

Postby Ariana Iranmahboub1G » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:32 pm

To find the molar mass of the product, you would only need to use one of the molar masses of the reactants and using the mole ratio between that particular reactant and the product, you can then find the molar mass of the product.

Ryan Chang 1C
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Re: Steps to Finding the Limiting Reactant

Postby Ryan Chang 1C » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:02 am

You only need to use the molar mass of one reactant to find the product, so you can keep the molar masses of the products separated. First, convert the grams given of a particular reactant to moles. Then, use the molar ratio of the balanced equation to determine how much of a particular product is created using the particular reactant. Finally, convert the moles of the particular product to grams using its molar mass.

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Re: Steps to Finding the Limiting Reactant

Postby Alan Cornejo 1a » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:13 pm

Ryan Chang 3A wrote:You only need to use the molar mass of one reactant to find the product, so you can keep the molar masses of the products separated. First, convert the grams given of a particular reactant to moles. Then, use the molar ratio of the balanced equation to determine how much of a particular product is created using the particular reactant. Finally, convert the moles of the particular product to grams using its molar mass.



Great explanation as to how to solve for the problem. Very helpful, thanks


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