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Wilson Yeh 1L
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Postby Wilson Yeh 1L » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:48 pm

A gaseous mixture consisting of 2.23 mmol N2 and 6.69 mmol H2 in a 500.-mL container was heated to 600. K and allowed to reach equilibrium. Will more ammonia be formed if that equilibrium mixture is then heated to 700. K? For N2(g) + 3 H2(g) <--> 2 NH3(g), K = 1.7 x 10-3 at 600. K and 7.8 x 10-5 at 700. K.

How would I approach this problem? I'm thinking I basically need to show whether it's exothermic or endothermic then I can pretty much answer the question, but how would I do so? Can I just say that the K value at 700. K is less thus the reaction at the higher temperature favors the reactants even more, producing less ammonia? Or do I actually have to like show work and derive this mathematically? Thanks!

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Postby David Minasyan 1C » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:54 pm

I'm pretty sure you can just look at the K value changing and come to a conclusion based off that. I don't really know how to solve this mathematically, so using K sufficed for me.

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Postby skalvakota2H » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:29 pm

I believe a description of the changes in the reaction due to increase in temperature is acceptable. As mentioned, by observing that the equilibrium constant decreases, this implies increased reactant formation. As a result, this deems that there will be less ammonia formed upon heating.

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