# What are common mistakes students make with limiting reagent problems?

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Two common errors come to mind for me. Not converting amounts of reactants to moles and not using the coefficients from a balanced equation.

Let's consider the following reaction

We need to balance the equation to do any stoich work

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If we have 6g of

6g of hydrogen is equal to 3 moles (the number from the balanced equation) of

14g of Nitrogen is only a half mole of diatomic nitrogen (

Using the coefficients from the balanced equation, we can conclude that if we only have 0.5mole

Here is a video to help further with this concept.