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Posted by jenny on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 8:38am.

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Methanol, CH3OH, which can be used as a fuel, can be formed by the reaction between carbon monoxide and hydrogen as depicted in the following balanced equation. 2H2 + CO CH3OH Suppose 356 g of CO and 65 g of H2 are mixed and allowed to react.
(i)
Which species is the limiting factor in the overall reaction? Explain the reason for your answer.
(ii)
Calculate the amount of methanol that could, theoretically, be produced.
(iii)
If 352 g of methanol was actually produced, what is the percentage yield for your reaction?

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