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Chapter 11.29 HW

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:23 pm
by Jineava_To_3N
If Q =1.0 for the reaction N2(g)+O2(g)->2 NO(g) at 25 C, will the reaction have a tendency to form products or reactants, or will it be at equilibrium?
In the solution manual, K is calculated by referring to Appendix 2A, but it that the only way to solve this problem?

Re: Chapter 11.29 HW

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:52 pm
by Jimmy Zhou 3D
When you are saying Q do you mean Kq? the equilibrium constant. I am going to base my explanation on that fact. If Kq = 1 then the reaction would be at equilibrium and would favor neither products or reactants. The reason being in the calculation of the equilibrium constant ( products/reactants) a value of one would mean ratio of products to reactants are the same.