## If you ran the reaction for this experiment and began with 65.0 mmol of isopentyl alcohol, how many grams of isopentyl acetate could you the

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If you ran the reaction for this experiment and began with 65.0 mmol of isopentyl alcohol, how many grams of isopentyl acetate could you theoretically produce assuming only a 77.0% attainable yield

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## Answers ( )

6.52g = Actual yield (g)

Explanation:

The yield of a reaction is:

Percent yield = Actual yield (g) / Theoretical Yield (g) * 100

As 1 mol of isopentyl alcohol produce 1 mol of isopentyl acetate (Theoretical Yield), the theroretical yield of isopentyl acetate is 65.0mmol = 0.0650mol. To solve this question we need to convert the moles of isopentyl acetate to mass using its molar mass (130.19g/mol).

With the equation of percent yield we can find the mass obtained as follows:

Theoretical yield:

0.0650mol * (130.19g/mol) = 8.46g of isopentyl alcohol

Mass produced:

77 = Actual yield (g) / 8.462g * 100

6.52g = Actual yield (g)