posted by Anonymous .
Over the years, the thermite reaction has been used for welding railroad rails, in incendiary bombs, and to ignite solid-fuel rocket motors. The reaction is given below.
Fe2O3(s) + 2 Al(s) 2 Fe(l) + Al2O3(s)
What masses of iron(III) oxide and aluminum must be used to produce 30.0 g iron? What is the maximum mass of aluminum oxide that could be produced?
You must learn that equations have an arrow for a reason; i.e., to separate reactants from products. How do I know which is which?