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Problem: Sodium hydroxide reacts with carbon dioxide as follows: 2 NaOH(s) + CO2(g) → Na2CO3(s) + H2O(l)Which reagent is the limiting reactant when 2.44 mol NaOH and 1.30 mol CO2 are allowed to react?

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The balanced reaction is:

2 NaOH(s) + CO2(g) → Na2CO3(s) + H2O(l)

From the reaction:

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Sodium hydroxide reacts with carbon dioxide as follows: 2 NaOH(s) + CO2(g) → Na2CO3(s) + H2O(l)

Which reagent is the limiting reactant when 2.44 mol NaOH and 1.30 mol CO2 are allowed to react?

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