posted by Melanie on .
If you react 55g of hydrazine and 55g of oxygen gas, what is the maximum moles of nitrogen dioxide gas that can be made and what is the limiting reagent?
Write the equation and balance it.
I solve limiting reagent problems by working a simple stoichiometry problem twice; i.e., once with one reagent and the second with the other reagent. Each time you want to calculate the amount of product formed. You will get different answers for the product; the correct answer in limiting reagent problems is ALWAYS the smaller one and the reagent producing that value of the product is the limiting reagent.