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

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2Mg(s) + O2(g) → 2MgO(s)


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

2Mg(s) + O2(g) → 2MgO(s)

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

Determine the limiting reactant for the reaction.

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