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    Using Ostwald process, what mass of nitric acid could be produced from 75.0 g of N2 and 50.0 g of H2?

    I have all the molar masses, the limiting factor, and the ratio of the limiting factor to the product. How do I put this information into an equation to come up with a reasonable answer?

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    Ostwald process is represented by the following equations:

    4 NH3 (g) + 5 O2 (g) ---> 4 NO (g) + 6 H2O (g)
    2 NO (g) + O2 (g) -----> 2 NO2 (g)
    3 NO2 (g) + H2O (l) ------> 2 HNO3 (aq) + NO ...

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    The solution calculates the mass of nitric acid that can be produced using Ostwald process.