Mimi W.

asked • 03/23/21

Determine the limiting reactant, theoretical yield, and percent yield for the reaction.

Consider the reaction between calcium oxide and carbon dioxide:   

                                    CaO (s) + CO2 (g)  → CaCO3 (s) 



A chemist allows 15.27 g of CaO and 18.06 g of CO2 to react. When the reaction is finished, the chemist collects 22.15 g of CaCO3. Determine the limiting reactant, theoretical yield, and percent yield for the reaction. 

Molar masses, g/mol: CaO = 56.08 ; CO2 = 44.01 ; CaCO3 = 100.09 


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Mimi W.

hi! thank u for the answer but can you explain the theoretical yield part more? the solution is confusinggg.
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03/23/21

J.R. S.

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The theoretical yield is determined by the limiting reactant because you can’t make more product than the limiting reactant can provide. Then just use dimensional analysis.
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03/23/21

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