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Problem: Consider the reaction between HCl and O2: 4HCl (g) + O2 (g) → 2H2O (l) + 2Cl2 (g) When 63.1 g of HCl are allowed to react with 17.2 g of O2, 56.5 g of Cl2 are collected. Part ADetermine the limiting reactant for the reaction. Express your answer as a chemical formula. Part BDetermine the theoretical yield of Cl2 for the reaction.

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Consider the reaction between HCl and O2

4HCl (g) + O2 (g) → 2H2O (l) + 2Cl2 (g) 

When 63.1 g of HCl are allowed to react with 17.2 g of O2, 56.5 g of Cl2 are collected. 

Part A

Determine the limiting reactant for the reaction. 

Express your answer as a chemical formula. 

Part B

Determine the theoretical yield of Cl2 for the reaction.