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Problem: When acetylene gas, C2H2, reacts with oxygen gas, the products are carbon dioxide and water.(A) What is the balanced equation?(B) How many grams of water can be formed from the consumption of 8.98 grams of acetylene(C) How many grams of water can be formed from the consumption of 4.58 grams of oxygen(D) What is the theoretical yield of the reaction(E) The reaction yielded 1.00g of water. What is the percent yield?

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(A) Balanced Equation:

2 C2H2 + 5 O2 → 4 CO+ 2 H2O


(B) How many grams of water can be formed from the consumption of 8.98 grams of acetylene

Molar mass H2O = 18.02 g/mol

Molar mass C2H2 = 26.04  g/mol

8.98 g C2H2 × 1 mol C2H2 26.04 g C2H2×2 mol H2O2 mol C2H2×18.02 mol H2O1  mol H2O

= 6.21 g H2O


(C) How many grams of water can be formed from the consumption of 4.58 grams of oxygen

Molar mass H2O = 18.02 g/mol

Molar mass O2 = 16.00  g/mol

4.58 g O2 × 1 mol O2 16.00 g O2×2 mol H2O5 mol O2×18.02 mol H2O1  mol H2O

= 2.06 g H2O


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When acetylene gas, C2H2, reacts with oxygen gas, the products are carbon dioxide and water.

(A) What is the balanced equation?

(B) How many grams of water can be formed from the consumption of 8.98 grams of acetylene

(C) How many grams of water can be formed from the consumption of 4.58 grams of oxygen

(D) What is the theoretical yield of the reaction

(E) The reaction yielded 1.00g of water. What is the percent yield?

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