Optimum Mole Ratio - Olivia Downs November 17, 2010 Section...

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Olivia Downs November 17, 2010 Section 9 What is the Optimum Mole Ratio for a Reaction? In this experiment, the main goal was to find the optimum mole ratio for the formation of CO2 from the reaction of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) and acetic acid (HC2H3O2). Stoichiometry is predicting the amount of a product formed or determining the amount of reactants needed for a reaction to occur. This concept is useful because it can help predict moles of reactants that a given amount of products will produce. This investigation can help determine the amount of each product needed to complete the reaction and determine the limiting reactant. If the two reactants aren’t mixed in the correct mole ratio, sometimes completion will not occur. To determine the optimum mole ratio, we must identify the limiting reactant of each reaction of acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate. To begin this experiment, we had to determine the amount of moles of acetic acid by converting the constant volume of 25mL to moles finding a constant .025 moles of acetic acid.
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course CHM 1045 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '10 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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