Hexamethylenediamine (C6H16N2) is one of the starting materials for the production of nylon. It can be prepared from adipic acid (C6H10O4) by the following overall reaction:
C6H10O4 (l) + 2NH3(g) +4h2(g) --&gt; C6H16N2(l) + 4H2O(l)
a) what mass of Hexamethylenediamine can be prepared from 1 x 10^3 of adipic acid?
b) what is the percent yield if 765g Hexamethylenediamine is made from 1 x10^3 adipic acid?
a) This can be observed from the equation that from 1mole of adipic acid 1mole of Hexamethylenediamine will be formed, so the mass of Hexamethylenediamine will be 1 x 10^3, or 1000g. b) The percent yield will be: (765g/1000g)*100% = 76.5%