Chlorine and fluorine reacts to form gaseous chlorine trifluoride. You start with 1.75 mol chlorine and 3.68 mol fluorine. a) write a balanced equation. b) what is the theoretical yield of chlorine trifluoride in moles and which is the limiting reactant?
a) Cl2 + 3 F2 --> 2 ClF3 b) the limiting reactant is F2 (fluorine). We obtain 2*3.68/3=2.453 moles of chlorine trifluoride.