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Problem: Consider the following reaction:4 NH3 (g) + 5 O2 (g) → 4 NO (g) + 6 H2O (g)If a container were to have 10 molecules of O 2 and 10 molecules of NH 3 initially, how many total molecules (reactants plus products) would be present in the container after this reaction goes to completion?

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From the balance reaction equation, we can do a molecule to molecule comparison to determine how many molecules of products are formed. The limiting reactant would be the reactant that produces smaller number of products.

Balanced reaction: 4 NH3(g) + 5 O2(g) → 4 NO(g) + 6 H2O(g)

We will use NO to determine the limiting reactant:

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Consider the following reaction:

4 NH3 (g) + 5 O2 (g) → 4 NO (g) + 6 H2O (g)

If a container were to have 10 molecules of O 2 and 10 molecules of NH 3 initially, how many total molecules (reactants plus products) would be present in the container after this reaction goes to completion?

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