Question #39bd1

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Dec 5, 2016



Start with a balanced chemical reaction, always. You need the molar ratios to determine percent yield.

#C_7H_6O_3 + C_4H_6O_3 -> C_9H_8O_4 + C_2H_4O_2#

In this case you could remember that they are 1:1, but I'm going to suggest you always find the balanced reaction, because in many cases the molar ratio will not be 1:1.

Remember to find the molar ratios and that the formula for percent yield is the actual/theoretical yield multiplied by 100.

Consider the graphic bleow:

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