I just completed a haloform reaction experiment, using acetophenone and sodium hypochlorite to form benzoic acid and chloroform.
My lab report has a question regarding balancing the equation of the reaction. I have been working on it for quite a while, and I can't figure out how to do it. I've tried looking up methods but too many atoms are reliant on too many molecules! Can someone help with this question and explain how to do it so I can really understand this process?
I need to be able to identify the limiting reactant as well, which relies on the molar ratio of the reactant to the product, so I really need to know how to do this.