# In the equation 16HCl + 2KMnO4 ->2KCl + 2MnCl2 + 5Cl2 +8H2O if 1 mole of KMnO4 how many moles of H2O produced? How many grams of KCl produced with 1.0 mol KMnO4

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16HCl + 2KMnO4 ------> 2KCl + 2MnCl2 + 5Cl2 + 8H2O

The equation is balanced and gives proper stoichiometry. This is a redox reaction involving HCl and KMnO4.

According to stoichiometry of the reaction **2 moles of KMnO4 will produce 8 moles of H2O.** That means **1 mol of KMnO4 will produce exactly 4 moles of H2O (since 8/2 = 4).**

In the same manner, **2 moles of KMnO4** will produce **2 moles of KCl** according to stoichiometry. Therefore **1 mol of KMnO4** will produce **1 mol of KCl.** To find the mass of KCl produced we need to find the molar mass of KCl.

Molar mass of KCl = Molar mass of K + Molar mass of Cl

= 39 + 35.5

= 74.5 g per mol

The mass of KCl produced = 1 mol x 74.5 g per mol

= 74.5 g.

**Therefore 1 mol of KMnO4 will produce 74.5 g of KCl.**

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