A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing


  • 4 years ago

Iron is obtained commercially by the reaction of hematite (Fe2O3) with carbon monoxide. How many grams of iron are produced if 13.0 moles of hematite react with 38.0 moles of carbon monoxide?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. Xishem
    • 4 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    This is the equation for that reaction: \[Fe_2O_3(s)+3CO(g) \rightarrow 2Fe(s)+3CO_2(g)\]This is a limiting reactant problem, so let's first find what the limiting reactant is. For 13 mols of hematite, we need: \[13molFe_2O_3*\frac{3molCO}{1molFe_2O_3}=39molCO\]We only have 38.0 mols of CO, so that means that the CO is the limiting reactant. Now, let's see how much iron is produced by 38.0 mols of CO: \[38.0molCO*\frac{2.00molFe}{3.00molCO}=25.3molFe\]

  2. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...


  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.