Limiting Reactant, Theoretical Yield, and Percent Yield

Unit 4: Unit 5: Stoichiometry, Chemical Reactions, and First Semester Review
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Objective: Students will be able to distinguish limiting versus excess reactants in a chemical reaction as well as calculate percent yield as demonstrated by doing an activity, taking notes, and performing practice questions.

Big Idea: In chemical reactions a limiting recant causes a reaction to stop, while an excess reactant is leftover. Additionally one can calculate percent yield using the experimental value from performing a lab and the theoretical value from calculations.

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Science, stoichiometry, Chemical Reactions and Balancing, Chemistry, experimental yield, theoretical yield, percent yield, limiting reactant, excess reactant
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