Stoichiometry : LimitingReagent (8 Variations)


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AgOCN(aq) + NH4Cl(aq)AgCl(s) + NH2CONH2(aq)

If you perform this reaction and collect the following table of data, in which trial(s) is AgOCN clearly the limiting reactant?

Trial AgOCN used NH4Cl AgCl produced
1 20.4 mL 5.3 mL 2.4 g
2 20.3 mL 10.4 mL 4.3 g
3 20.6 mL 15.4 mL 6.2 g
4 20.5 mL 20.6 mL 8.2 g
5 20.4 mL 25.2 mL 10.2 g
6 20.3 mL 30.4 mL 10.3 g

The mL of AgOCN and NH4Cl are the initial amounts used, the mass of AgCl is how much was recovered from the reaction. (Hint: You do not need to do any calculations to answer this question.)

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