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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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 ...
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An aqueous solution of NaCl has a mole fraction of 0.21. What is the mass of NaCl dissolved in 100.0 mL of solution? [closed]

Work mole fraction of NaCl = 0.21/0.21+0.79 If there is 1 mol of total solution, there will be 0.21 mol NaCl and 0.79 mol H2O 0.21 mol NaCl = 12.27 g 0.79 mol H2O = 14.23 g this would yield a ...
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How much of Ag has formed on the Cu tile?

$\pu{9.547 g}$ $\ce{Cu}$ tile is added to an $\ce{AgNO3}$ solution. After some time, $\ce{Cu}$ was taken out of the solution, washed, dried and weighed. The mass appeared to be $\pu{9.983 g}$. How ...
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Mass fraction in a mixture of metal salts given the total mass of the metal

I am trying to solve a question in my study and I don't get the answer required. A mixture of $\ce{NaNO3}$ and $\ce{Na2SO4}$ weight $5.37$ grams, the $\ce{Na}$ = $1.61$ grams. What is the ...
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Determining the formula of zirconium oxide

I am doing the following question (from the 1988 HSC Chemistry paper): In the 19th Century the atomic weight of zirconium (Zr) was known but there was considerable doubt about the formula of ...
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Percent hydrogen and carbon [closed]

A 1 g sample of an organic compound was burned in a combustion analyzer and yielded 1.42 g carbon dioxide and 0.872 g of water. Calculate the percent carbon and hydrogen in the sample. From the ...
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Finding mole fraction from molality

Calculate the mole fraction of ammonia in a $\pu{2.00 m}$ solution of $\ce{NH3}$ in water. What I know is that the formula for mole fraction is $$X = \frac{\text{no.-of-moles-of-solute}}{\text{(no.-...
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How does the pH of solutions of salts in which the cation is acidic and anion basic, depend only on the relation of their constants?

My book is not very explanative about it, I'm trying to get the equation: $$[\ce{H^+}]=\sqrt{K_\mathrm{w}\times\frac{K_\mathrm{a}}{K_\mathrm{b}}}$$ but I didn't succeed, can someone explain the ...
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What exactly is a reducing equivalent and what does it do?

I've encountered this term in the context of cellular metabolism, but I can't seem to find an explanation of what a reducing equivalent is or why it is named this way. Wikipedia was not really helpful,...
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Evaluate mass of salt needed to add to a buffer solution knowing only pH

This is an exercise taken from an old exam, I'm struggling with the resolution. To a solution of a generic weak acid $\ce{HA}$ were added $\pu{2.40 g}$ of a potassium salt of the $\ce{KA}$. The ...
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Determination of molecular formula of hydrocarbons by combustion analysis

So, I've this question in my textbook: $\pu{20 mL}$ of unknown gaseous hydrocarbon reacts with excess oxygen gas. It decreases by $\pu{30 mL}$ upon cooling down. It decreases farther $\pu{40 mL}$ ...
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If the net ionic equation and complete equation balance differently, which one do you use? [closed]

Sometimes the full equation of a reaction and the net ionic equation balance out differently. If that is the case, which is the correct one to use? For instance, in the reaction between a solution of ...
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finding out fractions of ions(different valencies/charges) of an element in non-stoichiometric compounds

Analysis shows that nickel oxide has the formula $Ni_{0.98}O_{1.00}$. What fractions of nickel exist as $Ni^{2+} $and $Ni^{3+}$? What i did: Let the number of $Ni^{2+}$ and $Ni^{3+}$ atoms be $x$ ...
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How to distinguish between iron and nickel based on the mass of precipitate formed with sodium hydroxide?

For the reactions shown below, we added $\pu{5.00 mL}$ of $\pu{0.0390 M}$ $\ce{NaOH}$ to a test tube containing one of the two cations $\ce{Ni^2+}$ or $\ce{Fe^3+}$ and recovered $\pu{0.00695 g}$ of ...
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Finding the percent by mass of an unknown substance

I'm doing some chemistry homework and a the problem in question goes as follows: "A student performs an experiment to determine the percentage by mass of $\ce{MgCl2}$ in a $\pu{2.94g}$ sample of a ...
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How do I identify how many reactions are occurring when precipitating a mixture?

An example of a question is: After dissolving $x$ grams of a mixture of $\ce{Na2SO4}$ and $\ce{NaCl}$ in water, you add an excess of $\ce{BaCl2}$ solution. You filter off the precipitate which ...
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Calculate the concentration in milimoles per litre (mM) of a solution that is 20% H2SO4 by mass and that has a density of 1.198 g/L

Calculate the concentration in milimoles per litre ($\pu{mM}$) of a solution that is $\pu{20\%} \ce{H2SO4}$ by mass and that has a density of $\pu{1.198 g/L}$. For the answer, please provide two ...
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Finding mass percentage of components of a solid mixture

A workbook question asks: $\pu{2.184g}$ of a solid mixture containing only $\ce{K2CO3}$ ($\mathrm{FW = 138.2058}\pu{ g/mol}$) and $\ce{KHCO3}$ ($\mathrm{FW = 100.1154} \pu{g/mol}$) is dissolved in ...
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Balancing the reaction of nitric acid with zinc using oxidation number method

In a previous question, there was confusion relating to what this "oxidation number method" is. So I will illustrate that before my question. Write the skeleton equation representing chemical ...
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What is the net ionic equation of the following?

Aqueous chlorine is added to a solution of aluminum bromide in a single replacement reaction which forms no precipitate and bromine liquid. Determine the net ionic equation. Since this is a single ...
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Copper Stoichometry Ratio Problem

I was given two equations as part of a problem into Copper Wiring production for planes: $$\ce{4CuFeS2 + 9 1/2 O2 + 4SiO2 \rightarrow Cu2S + Cu2O + 2SO2 + 4FeSiO3}$$ $$\ce{Cu2S + 2Cu2O \rightarrow ...

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