posted by Geoff .
How do I calculate the theoretical yield of a catalytic hydrogenation? I have the #s, I just have no idea how to apply it.
It's 1-Octene --H2PtCl6--> n-Octane.
Wouldn't it have been simpler to post the problem?
Do you have grams 1-octene?
mols octene = grams/molar mass
molsl octene = moles octane formed (look at the coefficients in the equation)
g octane = mols octane x molar mass octane. That's the theoretical yield in grams.