What is the mass of copper metal that can be prepared from the reaction of 1.25g of aluminum metal with 2.3g of CuSO4 according to the following reaction?_Al(s)+_CuSO4(aq)->_Cu(s)+_Al2(SO4)3 (aq)a. What’s the limiting reagentb. If the reaction produced .75 grams of copper, what is the percent yield?

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Asked Mar 2, 2019

What is the mass of copper metal that can be prepared from the reaction of 1.25g of aluminum metal with 2.3g of CuSO4 according to the following reaction?

_Al(s)+_CuSO4(aq)->_Cu(s)+_Al2(SO4)3 (aq)

a. What’s the limiting reagent
b. If the reaction produced .75 grams of copper, what is the percent yield?

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Given reaction is

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The balanced equation indicates the stotiometric ratio of CuSO4 to Al is 3:2.

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Limiting reagent: limiting reagent is a reactant, which consumes completely in the chemical reaction. The quantity of the product depends on this limiting reagent, it can be determined w...

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