2Limiting ReagentsYou have 18 cars bodies and 43 tires. How many cars could you build?You have 23 pieces of bread, 18 pieces of ham, and 29 pieces of cheese. How many ham and cheese sandwiches could you make?You need 20mL of chocolate syrup and 250mL of milk to make one glass of chocolate milk. If you had 433ml of chocolate syrup and 4987mL of milk, how many glasses of chocolate milk could you make?
3Limiting Reagents What is a limiting reagent? When you go to the candy store and you want to buy 100 red fish for 1 cent each, but you only have 80 cents. Your limiting reagent for this transaction is your 80 cents.
4Limiting ReagentsLimiting reagent: limits or determines the amount of product that can be formed in a reaction; the reaction occurs only until the limiting reagent is used upExcess reagent: reactant that is not completely used up in the reaction
5Limiting ReagentsSodium chloride can be prepared by the reaction of sodium metal with chlorine gasSuppose that 6.70 mol Na reacts with 3.20 mol Cl2What is the limiting reagent?How many moles of NaCl are produced?
6Limiting ReagentsThe known amount of one of the reactants is multiplied by the mole ratio from the balanced equation to calculate the required amount of the other reactant. Sodium is chosen arbitrarily here
7Limiting ReagentsThis calculation indicates that 3.35 mol Cl2 is needed to react with 6.70 mol Na. Because only 3.20 mol Cl2 is available, however, chlorine becomes the limiting reagent. Sodium, then, must be in excess.
8Limiting ReagentsThe properties of copper(I) sulfide are very different from the properties of the elements copper and sulfurWhat is the limiting reagent when 80.0 g Cu reacts with 25.0 g S?What is the maximum number of grams of Cu2S that can be formed?
9Limiting ReagentsThe number of moles of each reactant must first be found. The balanced equation is used to calculate the number of moles of one reactant needed to react with the given amount of the other reactant
10Limiting ReagentsNow you need to determine your limiting reagent based on your given amounts (remember, it doesn’t matter which one you choose)
11Limiting ReagentsComparing the amount of sulfur needed (0.630 mol S) with the given amount (0.779 mol S) indicates that sulfur is in excess. Thus copper is the limiting reagentYou always use the limiting reagent to determine the maximum amount of product (in this case, Cu2S)
12Calculating Percent Yield theoretical yield: the maximum amount of product that could be formed from given amounts of reactantsactual yield: the product that actually forms when the reaction is carried out in the laboratory; the actual yield is often always less than the theoretical yieldpercent yield: the ratio of the actual yield to the theoretical yield expressed as a percent. The percent yield measures the efficiency of the reactionpercent yield = actual yield X 100%theoretical yield
13Calculating Percent Yield Calcium carbonate is decomposed by heating, as shown in the following equationWhat is the theoretical yield of CaO if 24.8 g CaCO3 is heated?What is the percent yield if 13.1 g CaO is produced?
14Calculating Percent Yield The theoretical yield can be calculated using the mass of the reactant (mole ratio)
15Calculating Percent Yield Percent yield can then be calculated using the equation, now that you know the theoretical and are given the actual yield or experimental yieldpercent yield = actual yield X 100%theoretical yield
16Calculating Percent Yield When 84.8 g of iron (III) oxide reacts with an excess of carbon monoxide, 54.3 g of iron is producedWhat is the percent yield of this reaction?
17Calculating Percent Yield You are given the actual yield; you now must calculate the theoretical yield