HCl + NaOH → NaCl + H2O If 30 g of HCl is combined with 20 g of NaOH, which is the limiting reactant?

QUESTION POSTED AT 18/04/2020 - 07:51 PM

Answered by admin AT 18/04/2020 - 07:51 PM

Molar mass of NaOH is 39.997g, while molar mass of HCl is 36.46g, so, with equal coefficients in equation, and less NaOH to start out with, it is clear that NaOH is the limiting reactant here.
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