Reducing reactants

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Reducing reactants

Postby 605357751 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:37 pm

In self test M1.b, the question says "Reduction of 15 kg of iron(III) oxide in a blast furnace produced 8.8 kg of iron in the reaction
Fe2O3 (s) + 3CO(g)→ 2 Fe (s) + 3 CO 2 (g). What is the percentage yield of iron?" If the question were to not include the balanced equation how would we go about finding out the reactants and products if a reactant was reduced?

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Re: Reducing reactants

Postby Petrina Kan 2I » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:23 pm

I have always wondered the same thing. I have a hard time producing the correct balanced equation on my own when it is not given in the problem. In this case, I would think that the balanced reaction would have to be given or else we would not know that CO2 was one of the reactants. So I don't think you would have to worry about that for this problem.

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Re: Reducing reactants

Postby ishaa Diwakar 4E » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:25 pm

Lavelle says that we are doing reduction reactions later in the quarter, so don't worry about it now because you won't find this problem on the test.

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