In an experiment to prepare a particular compound, the theoretical yield s 65.3 g and the actual yield is 56.3 g. What is the percent yield?
A reaction's percent yield is simply the number of grams of a product that you actually get for every
The number of grams of a product that can theoretically be obtained by a reaction is called the theoretical yield. This value is calculated using stoichimetry and assuming that the raction has a
The number of grams of a product that are actually produced by a reaction is called the actual yield. This value is detemined experimentally, i.e. by actually doing the reaction.
In your case, the reaction has a theoretical yield of
Since your goal is to determine the number of grams produced for every
#100 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("g theoretically"))) * "56.3 g actually"/(65.3color(red)(cancel(color(black)("g theoretically")))) = "86.2 g actually"#
Thsi means that the reaction has a percent yield of
#color(darkgreen)(ul(color(black)("% yield = 86.2%")))#
#"100 g"#of product that could be produced, the reaction produces #"86.2 g"#of product.
The answer is rounded to the sig figs.