Learn how to solve problems like this one with our expert tutor.

Problem: Nitrogen dioxide reacts with water to form nitric acid and nitrogen monoxide according to the equation:3NO2(g) + H2O(l) → 2HNO3(l) + NO(g)Suppose that 4.4 mol NO2 and 0.80 mol H2O combine and react completely. Which reactant is in excess?

🤓 Based on our data, we think this question is relevant for Professor Finnegan's class at WSU.

FREE Expert Solution

Determine which is the limiting reactant

4.4 mol NO2 1 mol NO3 mol NO2=1.467 mol NO0.80 mol H2O 1 mol NO1 mol H2O=0.80 mol NO

View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

Nitrogen dioxide reacts with water to form nitric acid and nitrogen monoxide according to the equation:

3NO2(g) + H2O(l) → 2HNO3(l) + NO(g)

Suppose that 4.4 mol NO2 and 0.80 mol H2O combine and react completely. Which reactant is in excess?

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Limiting Reagent concept. If you need more Limiting Reagent practice, you can also practice Limiting Reagent practice problems.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Finnegan's class at WSU.