Problem: What is the maximum number of moles H2 that can be produced by the reaction of 3.00 mol of Ni with 4.50 mol of HCl according to the equation: Ni + 2HCl → NiCl2 + H2.a) 4.50 molb) 2.25 molc) 9.00 mold) 3.00 mol

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From the problem, the given combustion reaction is:

Ni + 2 HCl → NiCl2 + H2


Mass of both reactants →  limiting reactant → which is the reactant that forms the less amount of product


We need to perform a mole-to-mole comparison between each reactant and H2

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What is the maximum number of moles H2 that can be produced by the reaction of 3.00 mol of Ni with 4.50 mol of HCl according to the equation: Ni + 2HCl → NiCl2 + H2.

a) 4.50 mol

b) 2.25 mol

c) 9.00 mol

d) 3.00 mol

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