Chemistry Practice Problems Limiting Reagent Practice Problems Solution: The reaction between potassium chlorate and red ph...

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Solution: The reaction between potassium chlorate and red phosphorus takes place when you strike a match on a matchbox. If you were to react 52.9 g of potassium chlorate (KClO3) with excess red phosphorus, what mass of tetraphosphorus decaoxide (P4O10) would be produced?KClO3(s) + P4(s) → P4O10(s) + KCl(s) (unbalanced)

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The reaction between potassium chlorate and red phosphorus takes place when you strike a match on a matchbox. If you were to react 52.9 g of potassium chlorate (KClO3) with excess red phosphorus, what mass of tetraphosphorus decaoxide (P4O10) would be produced?

KClO3(s) + P4(s) → P4O10(s) + KCl(s) (unbalanced)