A chemist is producing copper (II) chloride using the following reaction: Cu( s) + Cl_2(g) ...

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A chemist is producing copper (II) chloride using the following reaction:

{eq}Cu( s) + Cl_2(g) \longrightarrow CuCl_2 (s){/eq}

In one reaction, the chemist uses 15.0 g of copper metal and 10.0 g of chlorine gas as reactants. When the reaction reaches completion, 16.0 g of copper (II) chloride has been produced. What was the percent yield of the reaction?

Limiting Reactant:

In actual conditions, the amounts of reactants needed to react with one another are not present. This results to one reactant, the limiting reactant, to be consumed first in a chemical reaction. When the limiting reagent is fully consumed, the maximum amount of product will be formed.

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The balanced chemical equation for the given reaction is shown below:

{eq}Cu( s) + Cl_2(g) \to CuCl_2 (s) {/eq}

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