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Solution: Over the years, the thermite reaction has been used for weld...

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Over the years, the thermite reaction has been used for welding railroad rails, in incendiary bombs, and to ignite solid-fuel rocket motors. The reaction is

Fe2O3(s) + 2Al(s) → 2Fe(l) + Al2O3(s)

What masses of iron(III) oxide and aluminum must be used to produce 15.0 g iron? What is the maximum mass of aluminum oxide that could be produced?