limiting reagent

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limiting reagent

[′lim·əd·iŋ rē‚ā·jənt]
(chemistry)
In a chemical reaction, the reagent that controls the quantity of product which can be formed.
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The intensity of agitation has no influence on conversion of limiting reactant as well as on para-selectivity in dispersion "a.
Due to practical difficulty in handling toluene nitration at very low toluene fractions, the catalyst performance is evaluated at two volume fractions A and B (Figure 3) at which the conversion level of limiting reactant is same in a batch nitration.
The nitric acid, which is the limiting reactant, is fed continuously by using a syringe pump.