Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 3 - Chemical Reactions and Reaction Stoichiometry - Exercises: 3.72a

Answer

Theoretical yield is how much (in either grams or moles, etc.) product would be formed if ALL of the reactants reacted fully to form products as specified by the balanced equation. Actual yield is how much (found experimentally) is actually produced by the reaction (also in grams or moles, etc.). Percent yield is a calculation by taking Actual yield/Theoretical Yield * 100%

Work Step by Step

Theoretical yield is how much (in either grams or moles, etc.) product would be formed if ALL of the reactants reacted fully to form products as specified by the balanced equation. Actual yield is how much (found experimentally) is actually produced by the reaction (also in grams or moles, etc.). Percent yield is a calculation by taking Actual yield/Theoretical Yield * 100%
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