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Nitrogen reacts with hydrogen to make ammonia: N2 + 3H2 -> 2NH3
Calculate the maximum thoeretical yield of ammonia that can be made by reacting 90g of hyrdrogen with an excess of nitrogen.
Write the equation and balance it.
Convert 90 g H2 to mols. mols = g/molar mass.
Convert mols H2 to mols NH3 by using the coefficients in the balanced equation.
Convert mols NH3 to grams NH3.
g NH3 = mols NH3 x molar mass NH3. That is the theoretical yield.