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More than 3000 cocoons are needed to produce enough silk to make just one elegant Japanese kimono. Like silk manufacturers, chemists must know how much reactant they need to make a certain amount of product. Determining the quantities of reactants and products in a reaction requires a balanced chemical equation. 12.1
A balanced equation is like a recipe. It tells you quantitative information about a reaction. 12.1
In a balanced chemical equation, mass and atoms are conserved in every chemical reaction.
Chemists use balanced chemical equations as a recipe to calculate how much reactant is needed or product is formed in a reaction. The calculation of quantities in chemical reactions is a subject of chemistry called stoichiometry. 12.1
In chemical calculations, mole ratios are used to convert between moles of one substance and moles of another substance. Mole ratios are obtained from a balanced chemical equation. Coefficients mean moles. 12.2
When finding the amount of a substance needed or produced in a reaction, the mole ratio is always used.
1. Write a balanced equation to represent the reaction. 2. Convert given quantities to moles. 3. Use mole ratio to find moles of unknown. 4. Convert found moles to unit needed.
If a carpenter had two tabletops and seven table legs, he could only build one four- legged table. The number of table legs is the limiting factor in the construction of four- legged tables. Similarly, in chemistry, the amount of product made in a chemical reaction may be limited by the amount of one or more of the reactants. 12.3
Limiting and Excess Reagents How is the amount of product in a reaction affected by an insufficient quantity of any of the reactants? 12.3
In a chemical reaction, an insufficient quantity of any of the reactants will limit the amount of product that forms. The limiting reagent is the reagent that determines the amount of product that can be formed by a reaction. The reagent that is not used up is called the excess reagent. 12.3
The Chemical Equation for the Preparation of Ammonia
Percent Yield What does the percent yield of a reaction measure? 12.3
The percent yield is a measure of the efficiency of a reaction carried out in the laboratory. A batting average is actually a percent yield. 12.3
The theoretical yield is the maximum amount of product that could be formed from given amounts of reactants. In contrast, the amount of product that actually forms when the reaction is carried out in the laboratory is called the actual yield. 12.3
The percent yield is the ratio of the actual yield to the theoretical yield expressed as a percent. 12.3