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Theoretical yields The quantity of product that is calculated to form when all of the limiting reactant is consumed in a reaction is called the theoretical yield . The amount of product actually obtained is called the actual yield . Actual yield < Theoretical yield for the following reasons: for some reason not all the reactants may react there maybe some significant side reactions physical recovery of 100% of the sample may be impossible (like getting all the
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Unformatted text preview: peanut butter out of the jar) The percent yield of a reaction relates the actual yield to the theoretical yield: Percent yield = x 100 For example, in the previous exercise we calculated that 4.94 grams of Ba 3 (PO 4 ) 2 product should be formed. This is the theoretical yield. If the actual yield were 4.02 grams the percent yield would be:...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY CHM1025 taught by Professor Laurachoudry during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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