Limiting Reactant Practice Problems


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What pieces of information do you need to find the limiting reactant?

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1. Which of the following is not a step in finding the limiting reactant?


Find the limiting reactant in a chemical reaction where 10 grams of chloride and 10 grams of iron are used to create ferric chloride. Use the following molecular weights to perform your calculations:

Ferric chloride = 162 g/mol, iron = 56 g/mol and chloride = 70 g/mol.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This online quiz and printable worksheet are available for you to practice what know about limiting reactions. Topics of quiz questions include calculating limiting reactants, as well as the information required to find the limiting reactant and the steps of the process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments cover the following goals:

  • Understand what information is needed to find a limiting reactant
  • Know the steps to calculate a limiting reactant
  • Find the limiting reactant in chemical reactions
  • Understand the relationship to reactant quantity and whether it's consumed in a chemical reaction

Skills Practiced

These study tools will test you on the following comprehension skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related chemistry lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve for limiting reactants in practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about limiting reactants and how to calculate them

Additional Learning

To learn more about limiting reactant and view additional practice problems, review the related lesson Limiting Reactant Practice Problems. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Define limiting reactant
  • Identify the pieces of information needed to calculate the limiting reactant
  • Recall the steps in finding a limiting reactant
  • Examine practice problems of limiting reactants in various scenarios