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Problem: Aqueous sulfuric acid (H2SO4) reacts with solid sodium hydroxide (NaOH) to produce aqueous sodium sulfate (Na2SO4) and liquid water (H2O). What is the theoretical yield of water formed from the reaction of 7.8 g of sulfuric acid and 3.7 g of sodium hydroxide? Be sure your answer has the correct number of significant digits in it.

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Aqueous sulfuric acid (H2SO4) reacts with solid sodium hydroxide (NaOH) to produce aqueous sodium sulfate (Na2SO4) and liquid water (H2O). What is the theoretical yield of water formed from the reaction of 7.8 g of sulfuric acid and 3.7 g of sodium hydroxide? 

Be sure your answer has the correct number of significant digits in it.

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