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Chemistry (Year 12)
Real World Stoichiometry (draft)
In the real world, reactions do not occur under perfect conditions - this only occurs in the theoretical world.
When conducting most reactions, the amount of one reactant added is rarely in perfect proportion to the amount of another reactant added.
If the molar ratio is
By definition, the limiting reagent is the first reactant to be fully consumed, limiting the reaction from continuing to take place.
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