I’m trying to figure limiting reagent and theoretical yield for aldol condensation to form dibenzalacetone.
?I’ve provided the following information:
(2 eq.) Benzaldehyde + Acetone —-(excess NaOH)—> ? Dibenzalacetone
**1.051g of Benzaldehyde used (106.121g/mol)
**0.251g of Acetone used (58.05g/mol)
**0.4484g of Dibenzalacetone (234.29g/mol)
I’m not sure if I did the calculations correctly, but I determined that Acetone was my limiting reagent and I had a 44.29% yield. ?Please show your calculations for determining which is the limiting reagent, what the theoretical yield is, and what the percent yield is.