Lithium and nitrogen react to produce lithium nitride: #6Li(s) + N_2(g) -> 2Li_3N(s)#. How many moles of lithium nitride are produced when 0.710 mol of lithium react in this fashion?
We will obtain 0.237 mol of
Since the given information is in moles, we need only look at the ratio between the chemicals:
Six moles of Li will produce 2 moles of lithium nitride. So, the ratio is 6:2 or 3:1.
Therefore, we can set up a proportion:
This tells us that in the general case, we need three times as much Li as the amount of