Answer to Question #150625 in Inorganic Chemistry for Bethany

Question #150625
MnO2 + 4HCl → MnCl2 + Cl2 + 2H2O
If 39.1 grams of MnO2 reacts with 48.2 g of HCl, and 19.8 grams of Cl2 was collected, what is the percent yield?
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Expert's answer
2020-12-14T14:40:09-0500

First the limiting reactant should be determined:




, hence HCl is the limiting reactant (1 mole of MnO2 requires 4 moles of HCl for the reaction). Therefore, theoretical yield of Cl2 will be:




Answer: 84.6%


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