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Problem: Consider the mixture of propane, C3H8, and O2 shown below.Which reactant is the limiting reactant?        

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The balanced reaction is:

C3H8 + 5 O2(g) → 3 CO2(g) + 4 H2O(g)

From the diagram:

  • C3H83 mol
  • O10 mol

From the reaction:

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Consider the mixture of propane, C3H8, and O2 shown below.

10 O2 and 3 C3H8.

Which reactant is the limiting reactant?        

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