Questions tagged [stoichiometry]

Stoichiometry refers to the relationship between the amounts of substances of the reactants and the amount of substances of the formed products. This tag should be used for specific questions about chemical reaction equations.

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Calculating the molarity of strontium phosphate from given quantities [on hold]

10 g of strontium is reacted with 50 mL of 1 M phosphoric acid to form strontium phosphate and hydrogen gas. What molarity of strontium phosphate is formed? Equation of reaction: $$\ce{3 Sr(s) + 2 ...
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Why are the equilibrium exponents stoichiometric when the rate law's are not? [duplicate]

I'm learning about rate law and equilibrium, and the textbook really hammers in that the exponents for the rate law must be determined experimentally - you can't just use the coefficients from the ...
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Determining formula of potassium molybdate from the amount of metal deposited during electrolysis

$\ce{K2MoO_n}$ in an acidified solution is electrolysed, $\pu{0.112 L}$ of oxygen is liberated and $\pu{0.32 g}$ of $\ce{Mo}$ is deposited (Atomic mass = $96$). Find $n.$ Now for this, I calculated ...
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Question based on finding impurity of a sample of Sodium bicarbonate

12.5g of commercial sodium bicarbonate gives 3 g of carbon dioxide. What is the percentage in purity in the sample? $$\ce{2NaHCO_3 -> Na_2CO_3 + CO_2 + H_2O}$$ I have solved this question, but I ...
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How to calculate the relationship between the pressures of zinc, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide based on mole balance?

Zinc oxide is reduced at a constant temperature in a closed reactor using $\ce{ZnO(s)}$ and $\ce{C(s)}$ as the only starting materials. The following reactions are assumed to be at thermodynamic ...
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How do you find the heat capacity ratio of combustion products?

For example, if gaseous oxygen $(O_2)$ and paraffin wax $(C_{32}H_{66})$ were to stoichiometrically combust at STP, how would one go about finding the heat capacity ratio ($\gamma={c_p \over c_v}$) of ...
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Why do we need to use oxidation number in order to balance a complex chemical reaction easily in an acidic or alkaline medium? [closed]

I have been trying to balance this chemical reaction in an "acidic" medium without using oxidation number or ion electron method: [$\ce{Fe^2+ + Cr2O7^2- -> Cr^3+ + Fe^3+}$]. Though I can balance ...
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Finding initial mole fraction of ammonia in ammonia-hydrazine mixture using thermodynamic parameters before and after thermal decomposition

A mixture of $\ce{NH3}$ and $\ce{N2H4}$ is placed in a sealed container at $\pu{300 K}$. The pressure within the the container is $\pu{0.6 atm}$. The container is heated to $\pu{1000 K}$ where the ...
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Why decanted solution should be colorless when determining formula of unknown chloride?

I was following the guide “Stoichiometric Determination: Empirical Formula of Copper Chloride”. Under the Procedure section the following reaction is given: Producing solid $\ce{Cu}$ from a $\ce{Cu(...
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What is the cause of decrease in volume of gaseous mixture in the following problem? [closed]

I am studying Gaseous State. The problem says: A mixture of gas contains $\ce{N2}$ and $\ce{C2H2}$. $\pu{20 \\mL}$ of this mixture is added to $\pu{70\\mL}$ of $\ce{O2}$ and combustion is allowed to ...
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Will the volume occupied by a mixture of nitrogen and water be same as the volume occupied by them individually?

I am currently studying gaseous state and I encountered the following problem. A container with a volume 3 liter holds $\ce{N2(g)}$ and $\ce{H2O(l)}$ at $\pu{29 ^\circ C}$. The pressure is found to ...
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Proust's law/Laws of definite proportion [closed]

As per laws of constant proportion/Proust's law,Ratio of elements by mass is always constant. But in case of H2+O2 →H2O Here when the chemists might have measured H2 and O2 individually they might ...
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Balancing chemical reactions, issues of Gauss's elimination method [duplicate]

I am trying to balance some chemical reactions by using the Gauss' elimination method and I noticed that this method does not work if the creation of a matrix with exactly one degree of freedom is not ...
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How do I do stoichiometry for 2 limiting reactants

The Drano reaction produces sodium aluminate along with hydrogen gas. If a typical container of Drano weighs 500 g which is 35% by weight by weight sodium (l) hydroxide and 2.5% by weight aluminum, ...
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Methods and observations that help you achieve complete decomposition of a compound in decomposition analysis [closed]

Different chemicals decompose in different ways to give different observations, but they usually involve heating the compound to high temperatures. My question is that what are your lab techniques ...
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Why are yields of some chemical reactions so dependent on the stoichiometry of the reagents? [closed]

Back in chemistry class in high school I was working with a partner doing a chemical reaction. We measured the amounts of reagents well, but not perfect, and our yield suffered greatly. On the other ...
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What value should I use for P in the ideal gas equation for an unknown molar quantity?

I did a chemistry lab, in which baking soda and vinegar were reacted in a ziplock bag, and I was to calculate the proper quantity of reactants to fill the bag with CO2. The molar quantity of gas was ...
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What does “at%” mean and how it differs from “mol%”?

Sorry if my question is a bit obvious, but for some reason I'm getting confused with the percentages in this question: Concentration of $\ce{A}$ is $\pu{80 at\%}$ and concentration of $\ce{B}$ is $...
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Reaction between copper(II) iodate and iodide

I was attempting the following question from IChO 1989, which involved balancing of redox equations. One may just expect this to be a typical iodate-iodide redox reaction, usually employed in ...
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Two different answers obtained by balancing this chemical equation!! Somehow [duplicate]

This is the concerned equation: $\ce{ XeF4 + H2O -> Xe + XeO3 + HF + O2}$ This can be balanced as $\ce{6 XeF4 + 12 H2O -> 4 Xe + 2 XeO3 + 24HF + 3 O2}$ or $\ce{5 XeF4 + 10H2O ->3 Xe + ...
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Why do we use coefficients for RFM (relative formula mass) in atom economy? [closed]

Usually when calculating using moles = mass / RFM, the coefficient is not multiplied by a compound's RFM to calculate RFM. But in calculations for atom economy, the (balanced) coefficient of a ...
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Equivant mass of double salt

What is the equivalent mass of double salt like dolomite? And what if the double salt is hydrated? Is a double salt taken as a single unit while equating the gram equivalent in any reaction? For ...
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Mass of H2 in a balloon

Question A balloon of diameter $\pu{2 m}$ has a volume of $\pu{4190 dm^3}.$ It floats since it is given an up thrust equal to the mass of air it displaces. (Given: average $M_\mathrm{r}$ of ...
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How to calculate the equivalent mass of Na2S2O3? [closed]

Let us consider the following reaction $$\ce{I2 + 2 Na2S2O3 -> 2 NaI + Na2S4O6}$$ Now, in order to calculate the equivalent mass of $\ce{Na2S2O3}$, first I need to calculate it's $n$-factor which ...
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Complete combustion of mixtures

I am working on my scholarship exam practice (around high school and first year university level). I could actually solve the problem below but my solution is pretty time consuming. It would be ...
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Finding molarity of hyposulfite solution used in titration

$\pu{0.1 g}$ of $\ce{KIO3}$ is treated with excess $\ce{KI}$ solution. The liberated iodine required $\pu{44 ml}$ of $x$ molar hypo solution. Calculate the value of $x$. I have used the equivalent ...
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How to calculate the equivalent weight of KMnO4?

Let us consider the following reaction $$\ce{2 KMnO4 + 16 HCl → 2 KCl + 2 MnCl2 + 8 H2O + 5 Cl2}$$ Now, in order to calculate the equivalent mass of $\ce{KMnO4}$, first I need to calculate it's $n$-...
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Why the concentration with respect to time equation of a first-order reaction does not depend on the stoichiometric coefficient of reactant?

According to my Chemistry textbook (Chemistry by Raymond Chang 10th edition, pg 570), for a first-order reaction of the type $$\ce{A->product}$$ the rate is $$rate=-\frac{[\Delta A]}{\Delta t}$$ ...
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Finding the sum of coefficients of the reaction

What is the sum of the coefficients $(a + b + c)$ in the following reaction? $$\ce{x Zn + y HNO3} -> {a Zn(NO3)2 + b H2O + c NH4NO3}$$ Here if the equation is balanced we get 1 mol of $\ce{Zn}...
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Shouldn't the “law of conservation of mass” prevent equations from being unbalanced in the first place? [closed]

How is it that a chemical reaction produces an equation, that is essentially an impossibility, according to the law of conservation of mass? If the law is true, shouldn't all chemical reactions ...
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Equivalents of Oxalic acid

In this question the answer key given is A and C. But i think that D should also be wrong because equivalents = molecular mass / n factor = $\frac{90}{2} = 45 \neq 40 $ I believe I am correct but I ...
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Degree of Hardness Numerical

To remove the temporary hardness from $5\ \mathrm L$ of $\ce{H2O}$ $5.6\ \mathrm{mg}$ of lime is required. Calculate the degree of hardness due to $\ce{Ca(HCO3)2}$ present in water. My attempt: $$ \...
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How can normalities be interchangeably used?

So I was doing the following question on stoichiometry . The part $\pu{1.80N}\ \ce{HCl}$ can also be written as $\pu{0.9 N}\ \ce{ H_2SO_4}$ but I don't understand why . $\pu{10 g}$ sample of 'gas ...
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What type of acid (and how much) needed to generate Chlorine Dioxide gas when added to Sodium Chlorite (for odor removal)?

I have several lbs of Sodium Chlorite (flakes), which I would like to use to generate Chlorine Dioxide gas in order to remove odors from rooms, autos, boats, etc. There are commercial products sold ...
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Determining amounts of product and excess reagent remaining post reaction

$$\ce{2FeS2 + 11/2 O2 -> Fe2O3 + 4 SO2}$$ Mass of $\ce{FeS2}$ is $\pu{600 g}$ and mass of $\ce{O2}$ is $\pu{800 g}$. Find the amounts of $\ce{Fe2O3}$ and $\ce{SO2}$ and the remaining amount of ...
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About the percentage yield and purity

I was wondering why all of the percentages like mass percent composition, percentage yield and percentage purity are calculated using masses. Wouldn't it make more sense to use number of moles of the ...
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Gravimetric analysis

In a gravimetric determination of phosphorus an aqueous solution of dihydrogen phosphate ion is treated with the mixture of ammonium and magnesium ions to precipitate magnesium Ammonium Phosphate. ...
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Help with question about mols in reactions

Consider the following reaction $$\ce{4H2O + 5I2O4 -> 8HIO3 + I2}$$ If 0.167 mol of $\ce{H2O}$ is added to 0.200 mol of $\ce{I2O4}$ what amount (moles) of $\ce{HIO3}$ can be formed, it ...
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Finding simplest formula of a compound with following specifications

I ran into the following problem, wherein I'm asked to find the simplest formula of a compound containing $50 \%$ of element $X$ (atomic wt. 10) and $50\%$ of element $Y$ (atomic wt. 20). I know ...
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What does it mean to calculate hardness in terms of ppm of calcium carbonate? [closed]

PPM means per part million or milligram per litre of solution.Calculation of ppm for a given compound say $x \pu{gms}$ of $\ce{Ca(HCO_3)}$ in 1 liter of water would be done like $$ppm= \frac{1000\...
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Stoichiometry based on addition of simultaneous equilibria

I read on another equilibrium question that if two equilibria occur at the same time, then it is not accurate with actual stoichiometry to add the two equations and multiply the equilibrium constants $...
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Derivation of Gibbs free energy formula

Okay, so I'm trying to derive an important formula which states that - ∆G(r) = ∆G° + RTln( RQ ) where ∆G(r) is the instantaneous rate of change of Gibbs energy with ...
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Why coefficient doesn't change amount of substance

$\ce{3Mg + 2As -> Mg3As2}$ ($10\ \mathrm g$ of $\ce{Mg}$ and $10\ \mathrm g$ of $\ce{As}$) I don't understand why coefficient doesn't change the amount of substance, here's what I did: $n_{\ce{Mg}...
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How to calculate the equilibrium constant for nitrogen, hydrogen, and ammonia?

$\pu{2 mol}$ of $\ce{N2}$ is mixed with $\pu{6 mol}$ of $\ce{H2}$ in a closed vessel of $\pu{1 L}$ capacity. If $50\%$ of $\ce{N2}$ is converted into $\ce{NH3}$ at equilibrium, what is the value of $...
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What is the point of POAC? Why can't one just balance?

I have been studying the principle of atomic conservation, but have not understood why it even exists. For example: What mass of $\ce{O2}$ is produced by 1.23 g of $\ce{KClO3}$? Couldn't this ...
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Finding all Chemical Reactions Given Products and Reactants

Suppose only a set of chemical formulas is given. How can you find all mathematically possible chemical equations whose educts and products are only from this set? Take e.g. the set $\{ \ce{C, H2, O2,...
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Stoichiometry of the redox reaction with crystallohydrate [closed]

Consider the following balanced equation: $\ce{2 Al(s) + 3 CuCl2 . 2 H2O (aq) → 3 Cu (s) + 2 AlCl3 (aq) + 6 H2O (l)}$ If we began the experiment with 0.99 g of Al, according to the ...
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Important Stoichiometry question, just need formula or help and answer checking [closed]

How many grams of Cobalt(II) chloride $\ce{CoCl2}$ is needed to make $\pu{0.645 L}$ with a concentration of $\pu{1.25 mol\:L^{-1}}$? (the molar mass of anhydrous $\ce{CoCl2}$ is $\pu{129.839 g\: mol^...
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What are the limitations of a waters of hydration experiment? [closed]

When a hydrated salt such as $\ce{CuSO4.5H2O}$ is subjected to heat, an anhydrous salt ($\ce{CuSO4}$) is produced. However the theoretical molar ratio of $\ce{H2O:CuSO4}$ and experimental molar ratio ...
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Calculate the empirical formula of the compound containing nitrogen and oxygen [closed]

Calculate the empirical formulas of the compounds containing: nitrogen 47% and oxygen 53%. My guess was to get the molar mass of N and O and divide that by 47 and 53 and continue from there because ...