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Given this reaction:

C4H10O + 6O2 --> 4CO2 _ 5H2O

if 5.3 g C4H1OO is reacted with 8.85 g O2, identify the limiting reactant 

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Step 1

The given reaction is as follows:

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С, НО +60, > 4СО, + SH,0

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Step 2

The given weight of C4H10O is 5.3 g.

The molar mass of C4H10O is 74.12 g/mol.

 

Therefore, the number of moles of C4H10O is calculated by the formula.

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Weight Moles Molar mass 5.3g 74.12 g /mol =0.0715 mol

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The given weight of O2 is 8.85 g.

The molar mass of O2 is 32 g/mol.

 

Therefore, the num...

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Weight Moles Molar mass 8.85 g 32 g /mol 0.276 mol

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