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Nitric oxide (NO) reacts with oxygen gas to form nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a

dark-brown gas:
2NO(g) + O2(g) -> 2NO2(g)
In one experiment 0.886 moles of NO is mixed with 0.503 moles of O2.
Calculate which of the two reactants is the limiting reagent.

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  1. YOu need two moles of NO for each mole of O2. The mole ratio is .886/.503, which is less than 2, which means there is not enough NO. So NO is the limiting reagent.

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