Answer to Question #205235 in Chemistry for Sam

Question #205235

In the lab, 11.20 g of potassium hydroxide reacted with excess calcium chloride to produce 7.00 g of calcium hydroxide.

2KOH + CaCl2 → 2KCl + Ca(OH)2

a)   What is the actual yield of calcium hydroxide produced in the reaction?

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b)   What is the theoretical yield of calcium hydroxide based on the balanced equation for the reaction?

c)   What is the percentage yield of the reaction?

Expert's answer

a) Since 7.00 g of calcium hydroxide were produced in the lab, the actual yield equals 7.00 g;

b) According to the reaction, the theoretical yield of calcium hydroxide equals:

m(Ca(OH)2) = m(KOH) × Mr(Ca(OH)2) / (Mr(KOH) × 2) = 11.20 g × 74.09 g/mol / (56.11 g × 2) = 7.4 g;

c) The percentage yield of the reaction:

w% = (actual yield / theoretical yield) × 100 % = (7.00 g / 7.4 g) × 100% = 94.6%.

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