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To balance equation → number of atoms must be the same for both sides of reaction → add coefficients
Balanced: Ca3(PO4)2(s) + 3H2SO4(aq) → 3CaSO4(s) + 2H3PO4(aq)
Ca - 3 Ca –
P - 2 P -
12 20 O - 8 20
2 6 H - 3 6
1 3 S - 1 3
mass H2SO4 = 980 g H2SO4
Determine limiting reactant → reactant that forms the less amount of product.
Mole to mole comparison:
Consider the following unbalanced equation:
Ca3(PO4)2 (s) + H2SO4 (aq) → CaSO4 (s) + H3PO4 (aq)
What masses of calcium sulfate and phosphoric acid can be produced from the reaction of 1.0 kg calcium phosphate with 1.0 kg concentrated sulfuric acid (98% H2SO4 by mass)?
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