Reactants, Products and Leftovers
We discussed the concept of “Reactants, Products and Leftovers” from the scratch via PhET simulation in the Part I. We will extend our discussion here.
Here our main focus is in the Level 2 and Level 3 of the Game section of the simulation.
- Link of the simulation: Reactants, Products and Leftovers - Chemical Reactions | Limiting Reactants - PhET Interactive Simulations (colorado.edu)
- Link of the recording: click here
- Looking the balanced chemical equation how one will predict the amount of products and leftovers for a given amount of reactant?
- What is limiting reagent? How the concept of limiting reagent is helpful in determining the amount of products?
- Given the balanced chemical equation, 4NH3 + 3O2 ----> 2N2 + 6H2O
Now if 6 molecule of NH3 and 4 molecule of O2 is given as reactants, what will be the number of molecules of the products and leftovers? Which reactant will be limiting reagent in this case?
- How to determine the limiting reagent for a given reaction?
- Share your thoughts, questions and comments regarding the simulation and your experience during exploring the simulation.
We welcome all kind of suggestions and feedback if this was useful and how can be collectively make it better.
Collaborators in video resource creation: Prof Savita Ladage, Deepak Arora, Hanza George, Mursaleen Shaikh, Ravi Sinha, Ashish Pardeshi, Indrani Das, Swarnava Mitra
PhET Interactive Simulations
University of Colorado Boulder