# Calculate the yield of the reaction product from the theoretically possible one if the oxidation of propanol

**Calculate the yield of the reaction product from the theoretically possible one if the oxidation of propanol 1 with a mass of 7.2 g produces propionic acid with a mass of 7.4 g.**

Let’s execute the solution:

1. We write down the equation according to the problem statement:

m = 7.2 g. m = 7.4 g. W -?

С3Н7ОН + CuO = H3C – CH2 – COOH + Cu + H2O – alcohol oxidation, propionic acid was obtained;

2. Calculations according to the formulas of substances:

M (C3H7OH) = 60 g / mol;

M (C3H6O2) = 74 g / mol;

Y (C3H7OH) = m / M = 7.2 / 60 = 0.12 mol.

3. Find the mass of acid, the output from the theoretically possible:

m (theoretical) C3H6O2 = Y * M = 0.12 * 74 = 8.88 g;

W = m (practical) / m (theoretical) / 100;

W = 7.4 / 8.88 * 100 = 83.33%.

Answer: The yield of propionic acid is 83.33%.