# Problem: The methane molecule, CH4, has the geometry shown in following figure. Imagine a hypothetical process in which the methane molecule is "expanded," by simultaneously extending all four C–H bonds to infinity. We then have the process CH4(g) → C(g) + 4 H(g)Suppose that 3.70 g CH4(g) is reacted with 1.13 g F2(g), forming CF4(g) and HF(g) as sole products. What is the limiting reagent in this reaction?

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We are asked what is the limiting reagent in this reaction.

Balanced reaction:

CH4(g) +  4 F2(g) → CF4(g) + 4 HF(g)

Calculate product using both reactants:

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The methane molecule, CH4, has the geometry shown in following figure. Imagine a hypothetical process in which the methane molecule is "expanded," by simultaneously extending all four C–H bonds to infinity. We then have the process CH4(g) → C(g) + 4 H(g) Suppose that 3.70 g CH4(g) is reacted with 1.13 g F2(g), forming CF4(g) and HF(g) as sole products. What is the limiting reagent in this reaction?

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