Problem: Aluminum sulfate has many uses in industry. It can be prepared by reacting aluminum hydroxide and sulfuric acid:2 Al(OH)3 + 3 H2SO4 → Al2(SO4)3 + 6 H2OIn a reaction vessel, 2.5 mol of Al(OH)3  and 5.5 mol of H2SO4 react. Determine which substances will be present in the container when the reaction goes to completion and how many moles of each.

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Calculate Al2(SO4)3 and H2O from Al(OH)3 :


Moles of Al(OH)3(mole-to-mole comparison)  Moles of Al2(SO4)3


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Aluminum sulfate has many uses in industry. It can be prepared by reacting aluminum hydroxide and sulfuric acid:

2 Al(OH)3 + 3 H2SO4 → Al2(SO4)3 + 6 H2O

In a reaction vessel, 2.5 mol of Al(OH)3  and 5.5 mol of H2SO4 react. Determine which substances will be present in the container when the reaction goes to completion and how many moles of each.

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