Problem: Chlorine gas reacts with fluorine gas to form chlorine trifluoride.Cl2(g) + 3F2(g) → 2ClF3(g)A 2.05 L reaction vessel, initially at 298 K, contains chlorine gas at a partial pressure of 337 mmHg and fluorine gas at a partial pressure of 801 mmHg.Identify the limiting reactant and determine the theoretical yield of ClF3 in grams.

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Step 1. mol Cl2 and mol F2

For Cl2

P = 337 mmHg = 0.443 atm

nCl2=PVRTnCl2=(0.443 atm)(2.05 L)(0.08206 L·atmmol·K)(298 K)

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Chlorine gas reacts with fluorine gas to form chlorine trifluoride.
Cl2(g) + 3F2(g) → 2ClF3(g)
A 2.05 L reaction vessel, initially at 298 K, contains chlorine gas at a partial pressure of 337 mmHg and fluorine gas at a partial pressure of 801 mmHg.

Identify the limiting reactant and determine the theoretical yield of ClF3 in grams.

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