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« on: April 17, 2022, 11:33:17 PM »
In one of my chem eng classes, we calculate the yield of carbon-based products based on the carbon-based reactants.

When there's only one carbon-containing reactant, call it i, the yield of a product k is:


where n is the number of moles, v is the stoichiometric coefficient, "in" refers to the inlet stream and "out" refers to the outlet stream.

To my understanding, this equation only works when there's only one carbon-containing reactant, i, that all carbon-containing products originate from.
So, how would the yield of a carbon-based product be calculated in the case of there being more than just one carbon-based reactant that it comes from?

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Re: Yield
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2022, 03:32:45 AM »
Should be relatively easy to derive from the reaction stoichiometry, after taking into account what is the limiting reagent.
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