What is the percentage yield if #729*g# of tetrabromoethane is prepared from #60.3*g# acetylene and stoichiometric bromine?
We assess the stoichiometric reaction:
And thus there is 1:1 stoichiometry between the acetylene reactant and the tetrabromo product:
The calculation for
I would not be very happy if I had to do a reaction with almost a half kilo of elemental bromine. It is one of the most corrosive substances to handle in a lab, and can cause horrific burns.