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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 month ago

How many moles of diphenylmethanol can be produced by reacting 0.55 grams of benzophenone with an excess of sodium borohydride?

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    1 mole of benzophenone ((C6H5)2CO) produces

    1 mole of diphenylmethanol ((C6H5)2CHOH), so:

    (0.55 g (C6H5)2CO) / (182.217 g (C6H5)2CO/mol) x

    (1 mol (C6H5)2CHOH / 1 mol  (C6H5)2CO) x (184.238 g (C6H5)2CHOH/mol) =

    0.56 g (C6H5)2CHOH

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