Write the balanced equation of the reaction and determine which is the limiting reagent between sodium hydroxide and carbon dioxide
Remember that limiting reagent will produce the least but correct amount of products
▪ Sodium → Group 1A → +1 charge →Na+
▪ Hydroxide → polyatomic ion →OH-→ -1 charge
▪ Balance the charges of Na+ and OH-→ exchange (criss-cross) the numbers of the charges
sodium hydroxide: NaOH
Sodium hydroxide reacts with carbon dioxide to yield sodium carbonate and water. What is the limiting reagent when 2.15 mol of sodium hydroxide and 1.00 mol of carbon dioxide are allowed to react?
(A) sodium hydroxide
(B) carbon dioxide
(C) the amounts are stoichiometric
(D) cannot be determined
(E) none of the above
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