What's The Limiting Reagent?

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• The colour turned darker.
• It maintained its solid form even after the heating.
• It began to boil as soon as it was put in the bath.
• Methanol evaporated quickly
• When the methanol was added to the product, it immediately started to boil.
• The substance dissolved after adding two squirts of methanol.
• The colour was dark red.
• The crystals formed around the edges and then on the top of the substance. The formation started from the centre and slowly spreaded across the top.
• The top layer of the crystal was very thin and sparkly.
• The liquid part of the solution had a higher viscosity.
• The top layer of the crystal was disturbed and resulted with cracks.
• The colour was dark red orange colour.
• The colour of the recrystallized product was darker and more sparkly
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The limiting reagent is 〖FeCl〗_3∙6H_2 O. In order to use all of the 0.00377 mol of 〖FeCl〗_3∙6H_2 O, we need 0.0113 moles of CH_3 COCH_2 COCH_3. We have 0.0195moles of CH_3 COCH_2 COCH_3 available. Therefore, acetylacetone is not a limiting reagent. Whereas, in order to use all of the 0.0195 mol of CH_3 COCH_2 COCH_3, we need 0.00649 moles of 〖FeCl〗_3∙6H_2 O. We only have 0.00377 moles of 〖FeCl〗_3∙6H_2 O avaliable, meaning it will be completely used up and will eventually stop the