Posted: April 21st, 2017
A student performed the nitration of Benzoic Acid. She/he started with 7.2 g of starting material and obtained 4.8 g of product. Assuming Benzoic Acid is the limiting reagent; calculate the theoretical and percent yields. Show the equation and all steps of your calculations. (Chemfinder.com and www.sigmaaldrich.com are good resources to find molecular weights and densities etc.)
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