Cryolite, Na3AlF6(s), an ore used in the production of aluminum, can be synthesized using aluminum oxide.Balance the equation for the synthesis of cryolite.equation:Al2O3(s)+NaOH(l)+HF(g)⟶Na3AlF6+H2O(g)If 10.1 kg of Al2O3(s), 52.4 kg of NaOH(l), and 52.4 kg of HF(g) react completely, how many kilograms of cryolite will be produced?mass of cryolite produced: kg Na3AlF6Which reactants will be in excess?Al2O3HFNaOHWhat is the total mass of the excess reactants left over after the reaction is complete?total mass of excess reactants: kgQuestion Source: MRG - General Chemistry|Publisher: University Science Books

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Cryolite, Na3AlF6(s), an ore used in the production of aluminum, can be synthesized using aluminum oxide.

Balance the equation for the synthesis of cryolite.

equation:
Al2O3(s)+NaOH(l)+HF(g)⟶Na3AlF6+H2O(g)
If 10.1 kg of Al2O3(s), 52.4 kg of NaOH(l), and 52.4 kg of HF(g) react completely, how many kilograms of cryolite will be produced?
mass of cryolite produced:
 
kg Na3AlF6
Which reactants will be in excess?
Al2O3
HF
NaOH
What is the total mass of the excess reactants left over after the reaction is complete?
total mass of excess reactants:
 
kg
Question Source: MRG - General Chemistry|Publisher: University Science Books
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A balanced chemical equation can be defined as the type of chemical equation in which the number of atoms is equal on both the sides of the equation.

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A limiting reactant can be defined as the reagent in a given chemical reaction which is completely consumed and it is used to determine the amount of products which are formed in that reaction.

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The given chemical equation is as follows:

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Al,0, (s)+NAOH(1)+HF(g)>Na,AIF, (s)+H,O(g) Al,0, (s)+6NAOH(1)+12HF(g)- →2Na,AlF, (s)+9H,0(g)

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