Identify limiting reactants (maximum product method).
Consider the reaction of ruthenium(III) iodide with carbon dioxide and silver.
RuI3 (s) + 5CO (g) + 3Ag (s) → Ru(CO)5 (s) + 3AgI (s)
Determine the limiting reactant in a mixture containing 114 g of RuI3, 38.6 g of CO, and 114 g of Ag. Calculate the maximum mass (in grams) of ruthenium pentacarbonyl, Ru(CO)5, that can he produced in the reaction.
The limiting reactant is:
Amount of Ru(CO)5 formed -
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