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Limiting Reactant Definition

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The limiting reactant determines how much product you can get.

The limiting reactant determines how much product you can get.

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Limiting Reactant Definition: The limiting reactant is a reactant in a chemical reaction that determines the amount of product produced.

Examples: Given 1 mol of hydrogen and 1 mol of oxygen in the reaction:

2 H2 + O2 → 2 H2O

The limiting reactant would be hydrogen because the reaction uses up hydrogen twice as fast as oxygen.

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