Problem: Lithium reacts with nitrogen gas according to the reaction: 6 Li(s) + N2(g) → 2 Li3N(s)What mass of lithium (in g) reacts completely with 58.5 mL of N2 gas at STP?

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STP means Standard Temperature and Pressure where:

P = 1 atm
T = 0
°C = 273 K

We are asked to find the mass of lithium (in g) that reacts completely with 58.5 mL of N2. We will calculate the mass of Li using mole to mole comparison & the given balanced reaction equation:

Balanced reaction equation:                       6 Li(s) + N2(g) → 2 Li3N(s)

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Lithium reacts with nitrogen gas according to the reaction: 

6 Li(s) + N2(g) → 2 Li3N(s)

What mass of lithium (in g) reacts completely with 58.5 mL of N2 gas at STP?

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