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Problem: In the following reaction, the theoretical yield of Fe was calculated to be 105 g. If the actual yield was 87.9 g, what was the percent yield?Fe2O3 + 3CO → 2Fe + 3CO 2a) 65.3 %b) 83.7 %c) 112 %d) 97.8 %e) 59.0 % 

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We’re being asked to calculate the percent yield of Fe in the following reaction:


Fe2O3 + 3 CO  2 Fe + 3 CO2


Recall that percent yield is given by:



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In the following reaction, the theoretical yield of Fe was calculated to be 105 g. If the actual yield was 87.9 g, what was the percent yield?

Fe2O3 + 3CO → 2Fe + 3CO 2

a) 65.3 %

b) 83.7 %

c) 112 %

d) 97.8 %

e) 59.0 %

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