Problem: What is the theoretical yield in grams for this reaction under the given conditions? 1.61 g H2 is allowed to react with 9.83 g N2, producing 2.23 g NH3.

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For this problem, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Write and balance a chemical equation for the given reaction.

Step 2: Determine the limiting reactant and calculate the mass of H2O formed.


Step 1: From the problem, the chemical reaction is:

3 H2(g) + N2(s) → 2 NH3(aq)


Step 2: Notice that we are given the mass of both reactants: this means we need to determine the limiting reactant, which is the reactant that forms the less amount of product


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What is the theoretical yield in grams for this reaction under the given conditions? 1.61 g H2 is allowed to react with 9.83 g N2, producing 2.23 g NH3.

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