Consider the generic reaction between reactants A and B:
3 A + 4 B → 2 C
If a reaction vessel initially contains 9 mol A and 8 mol B, how many moles of A, B, and C will be in the reaction vessel after the reactants have reacted as much as possible? (Assume 100% actual yield.)
Step 1 of 3
Here, we are going to calculate the number of moles for A, B and C.
Therefore, for that we have to calculate the limiting reactant or reagent for the reaction.
The reactant which is completely consumed in a chemical reaction and limits the product formation is called limiting reagent.
The amount of product formed based on the limiting reagent is called theoretical yield.
3 A + 4 B → 2 C
Here, 8 moles of B react completely with = 8 mol B x = 6 mol A
But there is more A (9 mol) than B (8 mol) used in the reaction. So B is the limiting agent.
Thus, when the reaction completes there will be no B remaining in the vessel.
Therefore, Number of moles in B will be 0.0 mol.
After, completion reaction, reactant A remains...
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
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