Problem: For the reaction shown below, what is the chemical formula for the limiting reactant?Write the balanced chemical equation for the reaction, using lowest whole-number coefficients.

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We’re being asked to write the balanced chemical equation and determine the chemical formula for the limiting reagent.


For this problem, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the excess and limiting reagent.
Step 2: Write and balance a chemical equation for the given reaction.


Step 1: Determine the excess and limiting reagent.
From the given molecular model given:

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For the reaction shown below, what is the chemical formula for the limiting reactant?

Write the balanced chemical equation for the reaction, using lowest whole-number coefficients.

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