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Homework Help: Percent yield ester

  1. Jan 23, 2012 #1
    % yield ester

    I'm having a problem with my chemistry lab report. the question is: What would the % yield of ester be if the reaction were simply allowed to equilibrate (i.e. no products are
    removed)?
    I think the the yield is going to smaller but i dont know why.
    pls help
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2012 #2

    Borek

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    Re: % yield ester

    If the reaction mixture is allowed to reach the equilibrium, are all reactants converted to final products?
     
  4. Feb 1, 2012 #3
    Re: % yield ester

    relative to what?
     
  5. Feb 1, 2012 #4

    Borek

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    Re: % yield ester

    What relative to what? You have just won todays contest for the most cryptic post.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2012 #5
    Re: % yield ester

    You think the yield will be smaller relative to what? Relative to Stopping the rxn early?
     
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