If the recovered yield in a reaction was #25*g#, and the theoretical yield was #100*g# what issues would the chemical engineers address in the synthesis?

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Apr 28, 2016

Answer:

Theoretical yield for a given mass of reactants is #100# #g#. Recovered yield is #25# #g#.

Explanation:

Do you think that the given reaction is economic? Where did the missing #75# #g# go? Did it all react, but were only #25# #g# recovered. Are there #75# #g# of reactant still in the reaction mixture, or are there unrecovered byproducts? How can we improve the reaction so that yields are improved?

In a manufacturing process, it would be imperative to provide answers to such questions.