Problem: For the reaction shown above, what is the chemical formula for the limiting reactant? Write the balanced chemical equation for the reaction, using lowest whole-number coefficients.

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To determine the limiting reactant, we shall determine which of the reactants is smaller in number/amount.

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For the reaction shown above, what is the chemical formula for the limiting reactant? 

Write the balanced chemical equation for the reaction, using lowest whole-number coefficients.

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