Question #32251

Which ingredient is the limiting reactant if you have 5 cups of flour, 9 eggs and 3 tbs of oil?

Expert's answer

2 cups flour + 3 eggs + 1 tbs oil - 4 waffles

This looks like a limiting reagent problem. A double batch would require 4, 6, and 2, and a triple batch would require 6, 9, and 3. However, you only have 5 cups of flour, so you're limited in that reagent (ingredient).

Answer: 5 cups of flour is the limited reagent

This looks like a limiting reagent problem. A double batch would require 4, 6, and 2, and a triple batch would require 6, 9, and 3. However, you only have 5 cups of flour, so you're limited in that reagent (ingredient).

Answer: 5 cups of flour is the limited reagent

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