What is the theoretical mass of copper (ii) carbonate if 0.565 g of copper (ii) sulfate reacts with 0.465 g of sodium carbonate?
The theoretical mass of
This is a limiting reactant problem.
We know that we will need a balanced equation, molar masses, and moles of the compounds involved.
1. Gather all the information in one place with the molecular masses above the formulas and the given masses and moles below them.
2. Identify the limiting reactant
An easy way to identify the limiting reactant is to calculate the "moles of reaction" each will give:
You divide the moles of each reactant by its corresponding coefficient in the balanced equation.
I did that for you in the table above.
3. Calculate the mass of