What are some examples of percent yield?

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Aug 11, 2014

Percent yield is determined by dividing the mass of the actual yield by the mass of the theoretical yield, then multiplying the result times 100.

Percent yield = (mass of actual yield)/(mass of theoretical yield) x 100

For example, the theoretical yield of a reaction is determined to be 8.5g. After the experiment, the actual yield is 6.2g.

Percent yield = 6.2g/8.5g x 100 = 73%