C2 3.5 The yield of a chemical reaction

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  • The yield of a chemical process is how much you actually make. The percentage yield compares the amount made with the maxium amount that could be made, calculated as a percentage.

Calculating percentage yield

The percentage is calculated using the equation:

Percentage yield = amount of product collected divided by maxium amount of product possible x 100

The maxium amount of product possible is calculated from the balanced equation for the reaction.

For example: A student collected 2.3g…

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