practice exam question.
The illustration to the left represents a mixture of nitrogen (blue) and oxygen (red) molecules. ( I counted 6 oxygen molecules and two nitrogen molecules)
If the molecules in the above illustration reacts to form N2O4 according to the equation
N2 + 2O2--> N2O4
1. the limiting reagent is?... well I assumed molecules and mols would be interchangeable, so I used the ratio method
1 molecule of N204 is formed for 1 molecule of N2 1:1
and 1 molecule of N204 is formed for 2 molecules of O2 1:2
6O2 * 1/2= 3 molecules of N2O4
2 N2 * 1 = 2 molecules of N2O4
so from the above i deduced that N2 was the limiting reagent.
2. the number of N2O4 molecules formed is.. 2 because All of the N2 reactant is used up at this time.
3. the number 02 molecules in excess?
Here I hit a roadblock, normally in these types of questions without diagrams, I would just convert mols of reactant to mols of exess reactant and subtract this from the initial amount of that reactant.
So one of the main questions I have is in theses types of questions are mols and molecules interchangeable?
or do you still use avogadros constant to convert.