Problem: We cannot use the reactant in excess in a given reaction to determine the theoretical yield of a product because:   a. The reaction stops when the limiting reactant is totally consumed. b. The reaction stops when the reactant in excess is totally consumed. c. The theoretical yield is always greater than the actual yield. d. The theoretical yield is always less than the actual yield. e. This is an incorrect statement and the reactant in excess is used to determine the theoretical yield of the product.

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We cannot use the reactant in excess in a given reaction to determine the theoretical yield of a product because:

a. The reaction stops when the limiting reactant is totally consumed.

b. The reaction stops when the reactant in excess is totally consumed.

c. The theoretical yield is always greater than the actual yield.

d. The theoretical yield is always less than the actual yield.

e. This is an incorrect statement and the reactant in excess is used to determine the theoretical yield of the product.

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