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Hi everyone! I have a question regarding the actual and theoretical yield. I know that to find the percent yield we have to divide the actual yield over the theoretical yield x 100%. How do I find the actual yield and the theoretical yield?
Hi, in problems that ask for the percent yield they will typically give you the actual yield. To find the theoretical yield you have to find the limiting reactant and use that to find the theoretical yield of whatever product the question is asking for. Then you use the equation Percent Yield = Actual Yield/Theoretical Yield x100.
The theoretical yield is typically a given value in the problem. The theoretical yield is a value that you must calculate. To find the theoretical yield, or maximum yield under ideal experimental circumstances, you must find the limiting reagent and use stoichiometry to determine how much product could be produced.
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