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Solution: DDT, an insecticide harmful to fish, birds, and humans, is p...

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DDT, an insecticide harmful to fish, birds, and humans, is produced by the following reaction:

     2C 6H5Cl      +    C 2HOCl    →    C14H9Cl5    +   H2O

chlorobenzene         chloral                   DDT 

In a government lab, 1142 g of chlorobenzene is reacted with 485 g of chloral.

b. Which reactant is limiting? Which is in excess?