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Chemistry

10th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305957404

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Chemistry

10th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305957404
Textbook Problem

Why is the actual yield of a reaction often less than the theoretical yield?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The justification for the actual yield of a reaction always being less than the theoretical yield is to be stated.

Concept introduction: The actual yield of a reaction is the amount of the product, originally produced, after the completion of a chemical reaction, whereas the theoretical yield is the maximum yield of the product obtained on the complete consumption of the limiting reactant.

To determine: The justification for the actual yield of a reaction always being less than the theoretical yield.

Explanation

  • The actual yield of a reaction is the amount of the product, originally produced, after the completion of a chemical reaction, whereas the theoretical yield is the maximum yield of the product obtained on the complete consumption of the limiting reactant

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