Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 3 - Chemical Reactions - Questions for Review and Thought - Review Questions - Page 148a: 9


It determines both.

Work Step by Step

Clearly, a limiting reactant determines your theoretical yield, for we frequently calculate how much we expect to get out of a reaction based on the limiting reactant. It also influences actual yield, for the limiting reactant still limits how much of a product you can obtain in a lab setting.
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