# Please help with this question on mole concept?

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9.0 gm Al, 12.0 gm sulphur and 5.6 L #O_2# gas (at #0^@ C# and 1 atm) are allowed to react. The maximum mass of #Al_2 (SO_4)_3# , which may form is -

- 29.0 gm
- 57.0 gm
- 42.75 gm
- 14.25 gm

9.0 gm Al, 12.0 gm sulphur and 5.6 L

- 29.0 gm
- 57.0 gm
- 42.75 gm
- 14.25 gm

##### 1 Answer

The answer is 14.25 gm.

#### Explanation:

1) **Write a balanced chemical reaction equation.**

2) **Determine the number of moles of each reactant.**

For the diatomic oxygen, we must use the ideal gas law.

3) **Determine the limiting reagent.**

The number of starting moles of each reactant are comparable, however we require twice as many moles of diatomic oxygen than sulfur and three times as many moles of diatomic oxygen than aluminum, so this suggests that

4) **Calculate the molecular weight of the product**

Molecular Weight of

=2(26.98)+3(32.06)+12(16)=

5) **Calculate the number of grams of product that can be produced from the limiting reagent.**

0.25 mol