Metallic magnesium reacts with steam to produce magnesium hydroxide and hydrogen gas. If 16.2 g of #Mg# are heated with 12.0 g of #H_2O#, what is the limiting reactant?
Balanced equation of the reaction is
12 gm of Water
And 16.2 g of Magnesium
We observe from the equation that
Therefore, water is the limiting reactant.