Chlorine gas can be prepared in the laboratory by the reaction of hydrochloric add with manganese(IV) oxide:
4HCI (aq) + MnO2 (s) → MnCI2 (aq) + 2H2O (l) + CI2 (g)
You add 37.1 g of MnO2 to a solution containing 41.7 g of HCI.
(a) What is the limiting reactant?
(b) What is the theoretical yield of CI2?
(c) If the yield of the reaction is 78.5%, what is the actual yield of chlorine?