What occurs to the theoretical yield if a sample is incompletely dried? What occurs to the reported yield?

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Oct 26, 2015

Answer:

The mistake affects his actual yield; the theoretical yield is unaffected.

Explanation:

The mistake is probably very marginal, as it is exceptionally hard to dry a sample, especially where the sample is an acid. Note that the most important measurement he can make is to take the melting point of his product. Does his melting point match that of the literature?