thereotical yield

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thereotical yield

Postby 605357751 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:14 pm

Does the theoretical yield always have to be in grams?

Petrina Kan 2I
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Re: thereotical yield

Postby Petrina Kan 2I » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:19 pm

The theoretical yield will usually be in grams, since grams are usually used as the units in the question and with things like molar mass (grams per mole).

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Re: thereotical yield

Postby Brian_Ho_2B » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:46 pm

If by some chance the answer is large enough to be written in the unit kilograms, then that should also be an acceptable answer because kg is a base SI unit used for mass. Otherwise, grams is perfectly acceptable.

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Re: thereotical yield

Postby sarahforman_Dis2I » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:48 pm

Normally theoretical yield is in grams, but if the number is extremely small or large you may want to convert the grams to milligrams or kilograms in order to make the answer easier to understand. In other words, yes, theoretical yield is typically in grams, but it can be any SI mass unit (g, kg, mg, ng, hg).

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Re: thereotical yield

Postby Adam Kramer 1A » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:25 pm

Theoretical yield can be in moles or grams, depending on the question. The question may ask for the answer in one form or the other, or it may accept either answer.

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Re: thereotical yield

Postby Jillian C 4C » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:15 pm

Typically, the theoretical yield is based on grams unless asked otherwise. It is a rare case for the theoretical yield to be in moles or any other unit.


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