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Difference between Conversion and Yield

It is important to differentiate between conversion and yield. Sometimes, these terms are mixed up. So, in this post, I want to share the difference between conversion and yield. I also will show you three examples of these terms.

Conversion is to do with reactants (reagents). On the other hand, yield is to do with products.


Conversion is a measure of the fraction of the reagent (reactant) that reacts. The conversion of a particular reagent is often less than 100% to optimize reactor design and to minimize formation of by-product.

If more than one reactant is used, the reagent on which the conversion is based must be specified.

Conversion is defined by the following equation: Read More