Chlorine gas can be prepared in the laboratory by the reaction of hydrochloric acid with manganese (IV) oxide:
4HCl(aq) + MnO2(s)= MnCl2(aq)+ 2H2O(l) +Cl2(g)
You add 34.9g of MnO2 to a solution containing 43.3g of HCl.
What is the limiting reactant?
What is the theoretical yield of Cl2?
If the yield of the reaction is 85.3%, what is the actual yield of chlorine?