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Stoichiometry refers to the study of relative quantities of reactants and/or products within a defined chemical system. It focuses on the relationships among quantities of reactants and products usually forming ratios of positive integers due to the nature of the bonded atoms. For example, in the combustion of methane (CH4), exactly 1 mole of methane reacts with 2 moles of oxygen to form 1 mole of carbon dioxide and 2 moles of water:

CH4(g) + 2O2(g) --> CO2(g) + 2H2O(l)

Considering the relative abundances of reactants and products is a specific branch of stoichiometry called ‘reaction stoichiometry.’ In the example above, reaction stoichiometry describes the 1:2:1:2 ratio of molecules CH4, O2, CO2 and H2O. These ratios can be used to determine values such as the percentage yield of products under different conditions, the presence of a limiting reagent, and even predict the behavior of certain elements under experimental conditions.

Thus, understanding the fundamentals of stoichiometry can help calculate the desired quantitative data regarding chemical reactions, as well as other value which do not pertain to chemical reactions, such as the examination of elements within compounds and the behavior of gases.

Categories within Stoichiometry

Reaction Stoichiometry

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Reaction Stoichiometry refers to the examination of the relative abundances of reactants and products in a chemical reaction within a defined system.

Composition Stoichiometry

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Composition Stoichiometry refers to the examination of the relative abundances of elements within chemical compounds.

Gas Stoichiometry

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Gas Stoichiometry refers to the examination of the relative proportions of reactants and products in a chemical reaction involving gases.

Stoichiometry of Combustion

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Stoichiometry of Combustion refers to the examination of the relative proportions of fuel and oxygen required to carry out a complete combustion reaction.

Law of Definite Proportions

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The Law of Definite Proportions states that a chemical compound always contains exactly the same proportion of elements by mass.

Law of Multiple Proportions

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The Law of Definite Proportions states that when two different elements combine to form more than one compound, the quantity of one element combined with a fixed amount of the other element, exhibits a simple whole number ratio.

Solutions, Precipitations, and Balancing Equations

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Gnuplot for Partial Density of States

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Calculate mass octanol in 1 g gasoline

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Molality and Molarity Questions

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Ksp and Normality

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Freezing Point Depression of Water by Sucrose

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Molecular Weight by Freezing Point Depression

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Precipitation Practice Problem

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Calculating the volume, temperature, and density of liquids and gasses

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Stoichiometry worksheet

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Density of Chloroform

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Properties of Solutions: Colligative Properties

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Calculations: Volume, Density, Mass, Efficiency, Conversions

1. Calculate the volume of 235.1 g of mercury (D=13.5g/cm3). Round to one decimal place, do not include units in your answer. 2. The empty cylinder has a mass of 45.8 g. A liquid is added and the mass of the liquid and the cylinder is 107.2. What is the density of the liquid in the cylinder? Round to one decimal place; do not

Measurement and Scientific Notation

1. In a density experiment, a student experimentally measures the following four values for the density of liquid ethanol: 0.772g/ml, 0.774g/ml, 0.785g/ml, and 0.775g/ml. The theoretical density of ethanol is 0.789 g/ml at 20ºC. a. Compute the average density of ethanol. b. Compute the % error for the average density (to 2 si

Naming Chemical Substances

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General Chemistry Problem Set

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Methane and Oxygen Mixture at STP

What is the total pressure when 1.00 L of methane (CH4) at STP and 4.00 L of oxygen at STP are mixed in a 12.0-L container? If the mixture is ignited and the methane completely combusts, producing carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O), calculate the mass percent, the mole fraction, and the partial pressure of CO2 in the container

Salting Sidewalks

Living in Michigan, we are accustomed to having snow and ice on our sidewalks. Besides "chipping" the ice away, we add something (usually a salt) to the sidewalks and the ice melts. In addition, if we use calcium chloride rather than sodium chloride, we find we have to use less calcium chloride than sodium chloride to obtain th

Molar Mass of a Compound

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Determining Radius of an Atom, Packing Efficiency and Molar Mass

You are the Science Office on the Starship Enterprise. While surveying an uninhabited planet, you find a new mineral containing only one element. X-ray analysis demonstrates that this mineral has a face-centered-cubic arrangement of atoms and an edge of the unit cell of 565.685 pm. The density of this mineral is found to be 11.0

Determination of Formula (MgO)

Please see attached PDF to review the experiment. I'm looking for calculations to complete the table, and answers to the proceeding questions.

de Broglie Wavelength of a Rifle Bullet

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Molar Solutions - NaOH

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The Molecular Formula of a Hydrocarbon

Question: A liquid hydrocarbon is found to be 16.37% H by mass. A 1.158-g vaporized sample of the hydrocarbon has 385-mL volume at 71.0 °C and 749 mmHg. What is the molecular formula of the hydrocarbon?

Calculation Based on Purifying Groundwater

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