2.30 g of ethanol were mixed with aqueous acidified potassium dichromate(VI). The desired product was collected by immediate distillation under gentle warming. The yield of product was 70.0%. What mass of product was collected?
You obtained 2.10 g of product.
We know that we will need molar masses and moles, so let's gather all the information in one place
Step 1. Write the chemical equation
The product of the reaction is acetic acid, (
Step 2. Calculate the moles of ethanol
Step 3. Calculate the moles of acetic acid
Step 4. Calculate the theoretical yield of acetic acid
Step 5. Calculate the actual yield