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.
73% → 0.73
68% → 0.68
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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