Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 3 - Stoichiometry - Active Learning Questions - Page 127: 17


Not all mass of the reactants may be consumed such as by a limiting reactant.

Work Step by Step

If we do not have stoichiometric ratios of reactants to completely consume all reactants, not all reactants will be completely consumed. The limiting reactant will be completely consumed and form products. However, other excess reactants will not be completely consumed and not completely form products. Therefore, there may be reactants left over along with the products.
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