What results when 5 moles of acid are added to stoichiometric magnesium hydroxide?

1 Answer
Oct 18, 2016

Answer:

#5/2# moles of salt are produced.

Explanation:

#Mg(OH)_2(s) + 2HCl(aq) rarr MgCl_2(aq) + 2H_2O(l)#

The stoichiometry clearly says that each 2 moles of acid produces 1 mole of salt. If you use #5.0# mol of acid, clearly #5.0/2# mol salt are produced.

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