# What is the percent yield of #O_2# if 10.2 g of #O_2# is produced from the decomposition of 17.0 g of #H_2O#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 21, 2015

#### Explanation:

The percent yield can be calculated by:

The actual yield of oxygen is given and it is

We will need to find the theoretical yield.

The decomposition reaction of water can be written as:

To find the theoretical yield of oxygen we will use dimensional analysis:

Thus, the theoretical yield is equal to

The percent yield is then: