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Problem: You may want to reference (Pages 106 - 109)Section 3.7 while completing this problem.Molten gallium reacts with arsenic to form the semiconductor, gallium arsenide, GaAs, used in light emitting diodes and solar cells:Ga(l) + As(s)  GaAs(s)If 4.00 g of gallium is reacted with 5.50 g of arsenic how many grams of the excess reactant are left at the end of the reaction?

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The balanced reaction is:

Ga(l) + As(s) → GaAs(s)

From the reaction:

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You may want to reference (Pages 106 - 109)Section 3.7 while completing this problem.

Molten gallium reacts with arsenic to form the semiconductor, gallium arsenide, GaAs, used in light emitting diodes and solar cells:

Ga(l) + As(s)  GaAs(s)

If 4.00 g of gallium is reacted with 5.50 g of arsenic how many grams of the excess reactant are left at the end of the reaction?

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