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# Answer to Question #198506 in General Chemistry for lea

Question #198506

Urea (CH4N2O) is a common fertilizer that can be synthesized by the reaction of ammonia (NH3) with carbon dioxide as follows: 2NH3(aq)+CO2(aq)→CH4N2O(aq)+H2O(l) In an industrial synthesis of urea, a chemist combines 138.7 kg of ammonia with 211.4 kg of carbon dioxide and obtains 167.4 kg of urea.

Determine the theoretical yield of urea

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2021-05-31T02:24:47-0400

Theoretical yield of Urea can be calculated as

8.1396 kilomoles of NH3 would react completely with 8.1396 = 4.06983 kilomoles of CO2, but there is more CO2 present than that, so CO2 is in excess and NH3 is the limiting reactant.

(8.1396 kmol NH3) (1 mol CH4N2O / 2 mol NH3) (60.07 g/mol CH4N2O) = 244.47 kg CH4N2O in theory

Answer: Theoretical yield of Urea is 244.47 kg

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