Problem: For the reaction: CaCO3(s) + 2HCl(aq) → CaCl2(aq) + CO 2(g) + H 2O(l) 68.1 g solid CaCO3 is mixed with 51.6 g HCl. If 15 grams of CO 2 were produced, which is the limiting reagent?   a) CaCO3 b) CO2 c) both will produce only 15 g of CO 2 d) HCl e) neither will produce 15 g of CO 2 

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For the reaction:

CaCO3(s) + 2HCl(aq) → CaCl2(aq) + CO 2(g) + H 2O(l)

68.1 g solid CaCO3 is mixed with 51.6 g HCl. If 15 grams of CO 2 were produced, which is the limiting reagent?

a) CaCO3

b) CO2

c) both will produce only 15 g of CO 2

d) HCl

e) neither will produce 15 g of CO 2 

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