# Problem: Magnesium oxide can be made by heating magnesium metal in the presence of the oxygen. The balanced equation for the reaction is2 Mg(s) + O2(g) → 2 MgO(s)When 10.1 g Mg is allowed to react with 10.5 g O2, 12.0 g MgO is collected.Determine the theoretical yield for the reaction.

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2 Mg(s) + O2(g) → 2 MgO(s)

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

mass Mg (molar mass) → moles Mg (mole-to-mole comparison) → moles MgO (molar mass) → mass MgO

molar mass Mg = 24.305 g/mol
molar mass MgO = 40.305 g/mol

mass MgO = 16.75 g MgO

mass O2 (molar mass) → moles O2 (mole-to-mole comparison) → moles MgO (molar mass) → mass MgO

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###### Problem Details

Magnesium oxide can be made by heating magnesium metal in the presence of the oxygen. The balanced equation for the reaction is

Mg(s) + O2(g) → 2 MgO(s)

When 10.1 g Mg is allowed to react with 10.5 g O2, 12.0 g MgO is collected.

Determine the theoretical yield for the reaction.