Problem: Mining companies use this reaction to obtain iron from iron ore:Fe2O3(s) + 3CO(g) → 2Fe(s) + 3CO2(g)The reaction of 182 g of Fe2O3 with 84.1 g of CO produces 73.1 g of Fe.Determine the percent yield of solid iron.

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Fe2O3(s) + 3CO(g) → 2Fe(s) + 3CO2(g)

182 g Fe2O3 ×1 mol Fe2O3159.69 g Fe2O3×2 mol Fe1 mol Fe2O3×55.845 g Fe1 mol Fe = 127.294 g Fe → excess

84.1 g CO ×1 mol CO28.01 g CO×2 mol Fe3 mol CO×55.845 g Fe1 mol Fe = 111.783 g Fe → limiting


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Mining companies use this reaction to obtain iron from iron ore:

Fe2O3(s) + 3CO(g) → 2Fe(s) + 3CO2(g)

The reaction of 182 g of Fe2O3 with 84.1 g of CO produces 73.1 g of Fe.

Determine the percent yield of solid iron.

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