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Tetraphosphorus trisulfide, \(\mathrm{P}_{4} \mathrm{~S}_{3}\), is used in the heads of wooden matches. This material is manufactured by the heating of a mixture of red phosphorus and sulfur.

          \(8 \mathrm{P}_{4}(s)+3 \mathrm{~S}_{8}(s) \longrightarrow 8 \mathrm{P}_{4} \mathrm{~S}_{3}(s)\)

What is the limiting reactant when each of the following sets of quantities of reactants is mixed?

(a) \(4.4 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{P}_{4}\) and \(1.1 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{~S}_{8}\)

(b) \(0.20 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{P}_{4}\) and \(0.10 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{~S}_{8}\)

(c) \(0.75 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{P}_{4}\) and \(0.28 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{~S}_{8}\)

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QUESTION:

Tetraphosphorus trisulfide, \(\mathrm{P}_{4} \mathrm{~S}_{3}\), is used in the heads of wooden matches. This material is manufactured by the heating of a mixture of red phosphorus and sulfur.

          \(8 \mathrm{P}_{4}(s)+3 \mathrm{~S}_{8}(s) \longrightarrow 8 \mathrm{P}_{4} \mathrm{~S}_{3}(s)\)

What is the limiting reactant when each of the following sets of quantities of reactants is mixed?

(a) \(4.4 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{P}_{4}\) and \(1.1 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{~S}_{8}\)

(b) \(0.20 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{P}_{4}\) and \(0.10 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{~S}_{8}\)

(c) \(0.75 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{P}_{4}\) and \(0.28 \mathrm{~mol} \ \mathrm{~S}_{8}\)

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