PROBLEM 44P

Consider the generic chemical equation:

A + 3 B → C

What is the limiting reactant when each of the initial quantities of A and B is allowed to react?

(a) 1 mol A; 4 mol B

(b) 2 mol A; 3 mol B

(c) 0.5 mol A; 1.6 mol B

(d) 24 mol A; 75 mol B

Solution 44P

Step 1:

Given generic chemical equation:

A + 3 B → C

We have to find which is the limiting reactant when each of the initial quantities of A and B is allowed to react

A + 3 B → C

The ratio of reactants to products in the given equation is in the ratio :

1 : 3 → 1