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Given a solution containing 3.75 grams of PbCl2, you add enough Ru(OH)5 powder to completely use all of the PbCl2. What is the limiting reagent?

1) Complete and balance the reaction. Identify the state of each substance.

2) Identify the type of reaction.

3) Correctly name each reactant and each product.

4) Show the calculations for the molar masses of all necessary substances and the calculations for the theoretical yield of dry product.

5) The wet product is gravity filtered and allowed to completely dry before massing. The actual mass is 2.37 grams. What is your percent yield?

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Given a solution containing 3.75 grams of PbCl2, you add enough Ru(OH)5 powder to completely use all of the PbCl2. What is the limiting reagent?

The limiting reagent is the PbCl2.

1) Complete and balance the reaction. Identify the state of each substance.

5 PbCl2 (aq) + 2 Ru(OH)5 (s) ---> 2 RuCl5 (s) + 5 Pb(OH)2 (aq)

2) Identify the type of reaction.

This is a metathesis reaction, sometimes called a "double displacement" reaction. These are reactions where two compounds react to form ...

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