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Problem: What is the limiting reactant in a reaction that produces sodium chloride from 8 g of sodium and 8 g of diatomic chlorine?

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Write a balanced reaction between sodium and diatomic chlorine:

2 Na + Cl2 → 2 NaCl

Calculate how much product each of the reactant can produce using mole to mole comparison:

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What is the limiting reactant in a reaction that produces sodium chloride from 8 g of sodium and 8 g of diatomic chlorine?

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