Chemistry HELP URGENT PLEASE HELP MEWatch
Whats the actual difference between the atom economy and percentage yield? Aren't they the same? I dont understand how a reaction can have a high percentage yield but a low atom economy? Shouldnt it have a high percentage yield and high atom economy?
for example, if i want to make ch3. molar wise, it tells me I'm going to make 5 moles of it. but i only make two. this is low percentage yield. but if the reaction is
c + h2= ch3, it will have high atom economy because ch3 is the only thing i made. rather than
c + h2= ch2, ch4, ch3, h20