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2KCIO3 → 2KCI + 3O2

For the reaction above, use the balanced equation to determine how many moles of Oxygen would be needed to produce 8 moles of potassium chlorate.

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  1. The answer is zero. No amount of oxygen will produce KClO3. What you meant to ask, I'm sure, is "how many moles of KClO3 will be needed to produce 8 moles O2. That answer is
    8 moles O2 x (2 moles KClO3/3 mols O2) = 8*2/3 = 16/3 mols

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