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10 g carbon reacts with 100 g Cl2 to form CCl4. The correct statement is:

A
Carbon is the limiting reagent
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Cl2 is the limiting reagent
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C
Cl2 is the excess reagent
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D
0.833 moles of CCl4 are formed
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Solution

The correct option is B Cl2 is the limiting reagent
C+2Cl2CCl4
Moles of C=1012=0.833
Moles of Cl2=100711.40
[1 mole C1 mole CCl40.833 mole C0.833 mole CCl4

[2 mole Cl21 mole CCl41.40 mole Cl20.70 mole CCl4
Cl2 is limiting reagent because it forms least number of moles of product.

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