5J 15.

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5J 15.

Postby ckilkeary 2G » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:36 pm

So I tried to do the question 5J 15. which is as follows:

Calculate the equilibrium constant at 25C and at 150C for each of the following reactions, using data available in appendix 2A:

However I got the wrong answer so if someone could look over this and tell me where I went wrong it would be very much appreciated.

First I used appendix 2A and got the ΔG of the reaction by using the formula ΔGrxn=ΔGproducts - ΔGreactants (the number I got was 81.07 kJ/mol)

Then I used ΔG = -RT lnK , (R=8.314, ΔG=81070, T=298) to solve for K and got 6.2 x 10^-15 instead of what the solutions say as 1 x 10^-16

Harry Zhang 1B
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Re: 5J 15.

Postby Harry Zhang 1B » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:52 pm

You might have used the wrong units. The G given in the appendix is in kJ but if you are using 8.314 as your R, convert kJ to J. Your standard G is wrong. You should check your calculations and see if you still have that number. I got 91.12 kJ/mol and this will give the answer in the solutions manual. From there, you can use the vanthoff equation to calculate the K at 150C.

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