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

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

Methane (CH4) is the main component of marsh gas. Heating methane in the presence of sulfur produces carbon disulfide and hydrogen sulfide as the only products.

a. Write the balanced chemical equation for the reaction of methane and sulfur.

b. Calculate the theoretical yield of carbon disulfide when 120. g of methane is reacted with an equal mass of sulfur.

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The balanced chemical equation for the given reaction is to be stated. The theoretical yield of carbon disulfide is to be calculated.

Concept introduction: The chemical equation is said to be balanced, when the number of atoms of chemical species on the reactant side is equal to the number of chemical species on the product side. The theoretical yield is the maximum amount of the substance that is produced from a given amount of the limiting reactant.

To determine: The balanced chemical equation for the reaction of methane and sulfur.

Explanation

Explanation

The balanced chemical reaction between methane and sulfur is,

2CH4(g)+S8(s)

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The balanced chemical equation for the given reaction is to be stated. The theoretical yield of carbon disulfide is to be calculated.

Concept introduction: The chemical equation is said to be balanced, when the number of atoms of chemical species on the reactant side is equal to the number of chemical species on the product side. The theoretical yield is the maximum amount of the substance that is produced from a given amount of the limiting reactant.

To determine: The theoretical yield of carbon disulfide in the given reaction.

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