How should you solve a limiting reactant chemical problem?

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Sep 17, 2017

Answer:

Well, the minimum requirement is a stoichiometrically balanced equation......

Explanation:

For example......the combustion of hydrocarbons.....say methane...

#CH_4(g)+2O_2(g)rarrCO_2(g) + 2H_2O(l)#

A sample of methane was completely combusted to give #44.0*g# of carbon dioxide.....

What mass of water resulted? What masses of methane and dioxygen gas were initially present? Can you solve this? And note that I am spoon-feeding you a bit here in that I provided an equation that was stoichiometrically balanced with respect to mass and charge.