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 alcohol is the limiting reagent in the reaction so if the amount can be increased the process could go quicker and a higher percent of the grease could be changed to biodiesel.