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Problem: Nitrogen dioxide reacts with water to form nitric acid and nitrogen monoxide according to the equation:3 NO2(g) + H2O(l) → 2 HNO3(l) + NO(g)Suppose that 5 mol NO2 and 1 mol H2O combine and react completely. How many moles of the reactant in excess are present after the reaction has completed?

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Balanced Reaction: 3 NO2(g) + H2O(l) → 2 HNO3(l) + NO(g)

The reactant in excess is the reactant that produces more products.

The reactant producing less of the product is called limiting reactant.

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Nitrogen dioxide reacts with water to form nitric acid and nitrogen monoxide according to the equation:
3 NO2(g) + H2O(l) → 2 HNO3(l) + NO(g)

Suppose that 5 mol NO2 and 1 mol H2O combine and react completely. How many moles of the reactant in excess are present after the reaction has completed?

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