Chemistry Check if its right XD

posted by .

Ok here is the problem but i only need help on part a XD i think i did it wrong..so can you check my work? and tell me where i made the mistake?

The space shuttle uses aluminum metal and ammonium perchlorate, NH4ClO4, in tis reusable booster rocket. The products are aluminum oxide, aluminum chloride and NO and steam. The reaction mixture contains 5.75grams of AL and 7.32grams of NH4ClO4.

a) what is the theoretical yield of aluminum chloride? Note: not all of the chloride comes from NH4ClO4

i got an equation of this

3Al+3NH4ClO4-->Al2O3+AlCl3+3NO+6H2O

is that correct first of all?

and then i did..

mol AL=5.75g*(1mol/26.98g)=.2131 mol

mol NH4ClO4=7.32grams*(1mol/117.5g)=.06229 mol

and then i did

.06229(1mol/3mole)=.012mol AlCl3

did i do it right? and does it end up like that..if not please tell me what i did wrong or explain

thanks


Question 1. If all of the Cl does not come from NH4ClO4, then where does it come from? The only source of Cl you have is in NH4ClO4 AND the only product you have containing Cl is AlCl3. Is there something else we are supposed to add to the NH4ClO4?

I am not sure cause it said the Note thingy on the problem..so im not even sure myself XD that is why im not sure about my solution

ok.
Assuming the products are correct, your equation balances. I used 117.49 for molar mass of NH4ClO4, 26.98 for molar mass Al.

mols NH4ClO4 = 0.06230 which is essentially the same as you have.

mols Al = 5.75/26.98 = 0.2131. However, since the ratio is 3 mols NH4ClO4 to 3 mols Al, the oxidizer to fuel ratio (Al is the fuel) is 1:1 so there is an excess of Al present. That means we must use the NH4ClO4 to calculate the theoretical mols AlCl3.
mols AlCl3 = mols NH4ClO4 x (1 mol AlCl3/3 mols NH4ClO4) = 0.02077 mols AlCl3.

grams AlCl3 = mols AlCl3 x molar mass AlCl3 = 0.02077 x 133.33 = 2.77 grams AlCl3 = theoretical yield.

I think you were ok down to
0.06229/3 = ?? but you must have punched in the wrong number because the answer is 0.02077 (or 0.02076 using your values) and not 0.012. Then you would have multiplied that by the molar mass of AlCl3 to obtain the theoretical yield.
I hope this helps.
Just for the fun of it I went to www.google.com and typed in NH4ClO4 space shuttle and that site (I don't know if it is a very good one or not) gave the products as
Al2O3
AlCl3
N2 (instead of NO)
H2O.
Of course that changes the balancing part and the answer. BUT you should go with the problems products. I still don't understand the note.

ohh i think i get it..hmm for the note thingy i think imma go ask my teacher about it

thanks though ^^

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. solving Equations

    Solve x square pluse 5x subtracting by 6 equals zero?
  2. math

    Can anyone help with combining like terms?
  3. Algebra

    - ok... we keep getting this one wrong: Solve the following equation for x. Write your answer as a fraction in simplest form. -6(x-5)=-2x-8-6(3x-5) What is it you don't understand about this?
  4. Check Please(Math)

    (-2x^2y)^3*(5xy^3)^2=(-2x^2y)^3 = -8 x^6 y^3 *Please check my work. What did you do with the (5xy^3)^2 part. The first part you did ok. But you can't just throw away part of the equation. I don't get that part.What do I do there.?
  5. Please Check My Math Work

    Hi. - I solved this problem,but I am not sure if it is correct.If you can please tell me if it is right or if it is wrong what is wrong with it.: 6y^2-54= (3y-6)(2y+9) *Many of you may be are wondering why my title is,"[C]razy Baby. …
  6. PLease Help Me IN Math

    Problem: 25-x^2 6 ------ * --- 12 5-x What I Got: 5-x --- 2 *Please Check My Work And Tell Me If I am Correct or wrong.If I am wrong please help me as much as possible.Thank you~ Wrong. When are you going to factor the 25-x^2 ?
  7. Physics - check my work

    A cannon is fired from a cliff 190 m high downward at an angle of 38o with respect to the horizontal. If the muzzle velocity is 41 m/s, what is its speed (in m/s) when it hits the ground?
  8. math

    how would I check this on my own? I know you put numbers in the place of the letters but when I do that I come up with my moms answer. this is what i have when I check my work. p=-2 q=3 6*(-2)*3 =-36 but 3(-2)(-2*3)=36 could you tell
  9. Calculus

    dy/dx[tan(y)=x=y] in terms of y the answer my teacher got was cot^2(y) but i get is 1/[sec^2(y)-1] either i made a mistake, my teacher made a mistake or we're both right and i just need to simplify. please tell me which of the following …
  10. English

    4) 1 The first rugs were made as a part of their need. Read the passage. Look at the underlined section marked number 1. There may be a mistake in the way the sentence is written. If you find a mistake, choose the answer that corrects …

More Similar Questions