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Problem: For the reactionMn(s) + O2(g) → MnO2(s)compute the theoretical yield of product (in moles) for each of the following initial amounts of reactants.5 mol Mn and 5 mol O2

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%yield=actual yieldtheoretical yield×100

The theoretical yield is the amount of product produced by the limiting reactant (i.e. reactant producing the least amount of products).

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For the reaction

Mn(s) + O2(g) → MnO2(s)

compute the theoretical yield of product (in moles) for each of the following initial amounts of reactants.


5 mol Mn and 5 mol O2

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