Problem: Pentacarbonyliron(0) (Fe(CO)5) reacts with phosphorous trifluoride (PF3) and hydrogen, releasing carbon monoxide: Fe(CO)5+ 2 PF3+H2  → Fe(CO)2(PF3)2(H)2 + 3 COIf 6.0 g of Fe(CO)5 reacts with 4.0 g of PF3 and 4.0 g of H2, which is the limiting reagent?

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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 mol of CO formed.



Step 1: The balanced reaction is:

Fe(CO)5+ 2 PF3+H → Fe(CO)2(PF3)2(H)+ 3 CO



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Pentacarbonyliron(0) (Fe(CO)5) reacts with phosphorous trifluoride (PF3) and hydrogen, releasing carbon monoxide: 

Fe(CO)5+ 2 PF3+H → Fe(CO)2(PF3)2(H)+ 3 CO

If 6.0 g of Fe(CO)5 reacts with 4.0 g of PF3 and 4.0 g of H2, which is the limiting reagent?

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