We are asked to calculate the moles of Mg3P2 (s) can be produced from the reaction of 0.14 mol Mg(s) with 0.020 mol P4(s)?
We go through the following steps:
Step 1. Balance the reaction
Step 2. Calculate moles of product using both reactants
Step 3. Identify the limiting reactant (This produces the answer)
How many moles of Mg3P2 (s) can be produced from the reaction of 0.14 mol Mg(s) with 0.020 mol P4(s)?
_____Mg(s) + _____P4(s) → _____Mg3P2(s)
a. 0.047 mol
b. 0.14 mol
c. 0.42 mol
d. 0.020 mol
e. 0.040 mol
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