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Steps to Finding the Limiting Reactant

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:14 pm
by Lauren Lewis3L
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?

Re: Steps to Finding the Limiting Reactant

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:32 pm
by Ariana Iranmahboub1G
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.

Re: Steps to Finding the Limiting Reactant

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:02 am
by Ryan Chang 1C
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.

Re: Steps to Finding the Limiting Reactant

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:13 pm
by Alan Cornejo 1a
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