Problem: When hydrochloric acid reacts with iron(III) oxide, water and iron(III) chloride are produced. The balanced equation for this reaction is: 6HCl (aq) + Fe2O3 (s) → 3H2O (l) + 2FeCl3 (aq) If 12 moles of hydrochloric acid react, (a) The reaction consumes _________ moles of iron(III) oxide. (b) The reaction produces _________ moles of water and moles of iron(III) chloride.

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When hydrochloric acid reacts with iron(III) oxide, water and iron(III) chloride are produced. The balanced equation for this reaction is: 

6HCl (aq) + Fe2O(s) → 3H2O (l) + 2FeCl3 (aq) 

If 12 moles of hydrochloric acid react, 

(a) The reaction consumes _________ moles of iron(III) oxide. 

(b) The reaction produces _________ moles of water and moles of iron(III) chloride.


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