Question #2b111

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Nov 20, 2015

#"Actual Yield"/"Theoretical Yield"#


From the two reactants that are to be used in a reaction, it can be determined what the limiting reactant will be. Using the mass of the limiting reactant -the theoretical yield can be determined.

The theoretical yield represents the mass of product that can be made if the reaction reaches 100% completion.

This will not happen, mostly due to thermodynamics, equilibrium, and impure reactants. Therefore the actual yield will be a little less than the theoretical yield.

#"Actual yield"/"Theoretical yield"# x #100# = #"Percent yield"#