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.
3 number of components H2,N2,NH3 names of components FEED FEED INPUT stream name 4,80,0 component flow rates REACT REACT INPUT, PRODUCT input stream, output stream 2,1 number of products, number of products H2,2,3 reactant name, molecular wt., coefficient N2,28,1 " NH3,17,2 product name, molecular wt., coefficient H2,0.75 Limiting reagent, fractional conversion END END