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Problem: Two successive reactions, A ⟶B and B ⟶C, have yields of 73% and 68%, respectively. What is the overall percent yield for conversion of A to C?

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To calculate the overall percent yield we simply multiply the decimal form (fractional yield) of each yield.

Then we multiply the result by 100 to convert back to percent. 


A ⟶B 

73% → 0.73 


B ⟶C

68% → 0.68


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Two successive reactions, A ⟶B and B ⟶C, have yields of 73% and 68%, respectively. What is the overall percent yield for conversion of A to C?

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