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The term "limiting" is used because the limiting reactant limits the amount of product produced.

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Q: Why is the term limiting used to describe the limiting reactant?
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What reactant in a chemical reaction is the limiting reactant?

The term limiting reactant refers to any reactant that is used up first in a chem reaction. (The limiting reactant determines the amount of product that can be formed).


What is the reactant that is not completely used up in a reaction?

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What is the reactant called that gets used up first?

The limiting reactant.


the reactant that is completely used up in a reaction is called a?

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What is a limiting reagent?

The reactant that is used up first in a reaction.


Why does the amount of product formed is directly proportional to the amount of limiting reactant used?

because the limiting reactant is not in excess so it's all used up . as the limiting reactant is used up the reaction stops so no more product can be made.


What is the difference between a limiting reactant and an excess reactant?

the limiting reactant is how much of a compound or solution you need to make an experiment possible. the excess reactant is the amount left over from the other compound or solution used (the other reactant that is used)


Is the limiting reactant in a reaction always in excess?

No, quite simply, the limiting reactant limits the reaction and determines how much of the products are made. The excess in the reaction is just called the "excess reactant", which still remains after the limiting reactant is used up.


Why is limiting reactants important in stoichiometry?

Limiting reactants are the reactants that are used up first. And once they are used up, they stop, or limit, the reaction. So the amount of product that can be produced depends on the limiting reactant. The other reactant, the one in excess, would predict a larger amount of product. But once we produce the amount of product predicted by the limiting reactant. The limiting reactant is used up and the reaction stops.


What happens to the limiting reactant in a chemical reaction?

In a chemical reaction the limiting reactant is the reactant that there is the least of in the reaction; it determines the amount of product formed. In a chemical reaction it is the reactant that gets completely "used up"


When two substances react to form products the reactant which is used up is called the?

limiting reactant


When two substances react to form products the reactant which is used up is called the .?

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