# Problem: Sodium and chlorine react to form sodium chloride:2 Na(s) + Cl2(g) → 2NaCl(s)What is the theoretical yield of sodium chloride for the reaction of 55.0 g Na with 67.2 g Cl2?

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2 Na(s) + Cl2(g) → 2 NaCl(s)

Calculate the amount of NaCl produced from each reactant and determine the limiting reactant:

mass Na (molar mass) → moles Na (mole-to-mole comparison) → moles NaCl (molar mass) → mass NaCl

molar mass Na = 23.0 g/mol
molar mass NaCl = 58.45 g/mol

mass NaCl = 139.77 g NaCl

mass Cl2 (molar mass) → moles Cl2 (mole-to-mole comparison) → moles NaCl (molar mass) → mass NaCl

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Sodium and chlorine react to form sodium chloride:

2 Na(s) + Cl2(g) → 2NaCl(s)

What is the theoretical yield of sodium chloride for the reaction of 55.0 g Na with 67.2 g Cl2?

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