Question 11.45 (c)

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Question 11.45 (c)

Postby Brandon Fujii 1K » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:20 pm

The solution manual states that the dissociation of Cl2 is more stable than F2 because F2 has a larger equilibrium constant. Why does a smaller equilibrium constant make a molecule more stable?

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Re: Question 11.45 (c)

Postby Lena Nguyen 2H » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:24 pm

F2 having a larger equilibrium constant means that more product is formed compared to reactant in F2 than Cl2, showing that the dissociation of F2 is easier than the dissociation of Cl2. Since Cl2 dissociates less frequently than F2, it is more stable.

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