Given the following experimental data: |Data|Trial 1|Trial 2 |Mass of empty crucible with...


Given the following experimental data:

DataTrial 1Trial 2
Mass of empty crucible with lid26.684 g26.699 g
Mass of Mg metal, crucible, and lid27.003 g27.118 g
Mass of MgO, crucible, and lid27.208 g27.385 g

Magnesium is the limiting reactant in this experiment. Calculate the theoretical yield of MgO for each trial.

Obtaining Theoretical Yield:

Theoretical yield is the maximum quantity of mass of a substance that could possibly form from the reaction of certain quantities of reactants. Theoretical yield is only achieved when the reaction is irreversible and the conditions are perfect for the reactants to be consumed entirely without any side reactions occurring.

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The theoretical yield of magnesium oxide is calculated using magnesium's mass (m) that reacted with oxygen gas to produce magnesium oxide. First, we...

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How to calculate the theoretical yield? Learn the definition and formula of percent yield. Use the theoretical yield equation to calculate theoretical yield.

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