I need to calculate the theoretical yield of a reaction, am I right in thinking I need to find the balanced chemical equation?
The reaction is reacting 2.0g Glucose with 20ml Acetic anhydride (with NaOAc catalyst). I have calculated my actual yield using the mass of product produced (penta-acetate glucose) which was 7.334g, and dividing this by the Mr of the product.
However this is where I get stuck, once I have found the actual yield, how do I find the theoretical yield???