What is the theoretical yield of #Li_3N# in grams when 12.5 g of Li ls heated with 34.1 g of #N_2#?
The theoretical yield of
In order to determine the theoretical yield, we must first find the limiting reactant (reagent), which will determine the greatest possible amount of product that can be produced.
Divide the mass of each reactant by its molar mass, then multiply times the mole ratio from the balanced equation with the product on top and the reactant on bottom, then multiply times the molar mass of
Lithium produces less lithium nitride than nitrogen gas. Therefore, the limiting reactant is lithium, and the theoretical yield of lithium nitride is