Actual & Theoretical Yield

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Actual & Theoretical Yield

Postby Andrea_Torres » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:14 pm

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?

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Re: Actual & Theoretical Yield

Postby Christine Honda 2I » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:17 pm

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.

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Re: Actual & Theoretical Yield

Postby Natalie Alidio 1F » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:23 pm

Actual yield should be given in the equation. For example, it could be given as the results of an experiment.

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Re: Actual & Theoretical Yield

Postby Anna Heckler 2C » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:32 pm

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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Re: Actual & Theoretical Yield

Postby 105311039 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:33 pm

Actual yield should be given in the equation, but for theoretical yield you should solve for it.

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