Asked Mar 10, 2020

Iron reacts with oxygen at high temperatures to form iron(III) oxide.


Suppose 11.6 g11.6 g of iron (Fe)(Fe) is reacted with 20.4 g20.4 g of oxygen (O2).

Calculate the theoretical yield of iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3Fe2O3).

The reaction produces 5.32 g5.32 g of Fe2O3.Fe2O3. What is the percent yield of the reaction?


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Step 1

The given reaction is,

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Number of moles of reactants is calculated.

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Step 2

Determine limiting reagent:

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Step 3

Determine theoretical mass of iron(III) oxide:

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