Limiting Reactants and Percent Yield
The limiting reactant (or, limiting reagent) is a reactant in a chemical reaction that determines the amount of product that is formed. Identification of the limiting reactant makes it possible to calculate the theoretical yield of a reaction. Of the reactants involved, the reactant that runs out first – and limits the amount of products formed – is called the limiting reactant. Using concepts from this topic, students become familiar with important chemistry skills – calculation of percent yield and the theoretical yield of a reaction’s products.
Lesson 1 (or “Day 1”) Material
Lesson 2 (or “Day 2”) Material
- Day 2 Instructor Presentation
- Day 2 Student Handout
- Day 2 Rubric
- Read Chem 26 – Limiting reactant definition
- Read Chem 26 – Definition Explanation
- Read Chem 26 – Limiting Reagent
- Read Chem 26 – Theoretical Yield
Lesson 3 (or “Day 3”) Material
Lesson 4 (or “Day 4”) Material
9:08 Limiting Reactants and Percent Yield
3:08 How To: Find Limiting Reagent (Easy steps w/practice problem)
3.5 More Pancakes: Limiting Reactant, Theoretical Yield, & Percent Yield
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- Position A: Honeycutt Science should x
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Notes and Notices
- Science & Engineering Practice: Plan and conduct investigations.
- Cross-Cutting Concept: Scale, Proportion, and Quantity.