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A) What is the theoretical mass of xenon tetraflouride that forms when 130 grams of xenon is reacted with 100 grams of flourine?

b) What is the % yield if only 145 grams of xenon tetrafluoride is actually obtained?

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This solution is provided in 223 words. It discusses balanced reaction equations, and uses this to find number of moles to determine the limiting reactant. An explanation for how to obtain percent yield.

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What you need to do here is first write a balanced reaction equation. Then, you need to look up the molar masses of Xe and F from a periodic table. You have been given the amounts of reactant Xe and F in grams, so you can divide by the molar mass ...

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