7th Edition - 5G.3 Mistake?

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David Effio 1H
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7th Edition - 5G.3 Mistake?

Postby David Effio 1H » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:35 pm

So I noticed that on part B of problem 5G.3 on page 408, the equation has 10 Nitrogen on one side, and 14 on the other. I noticed the rest of the equation is balanced, and that even the answer on the back shows the partial pressure to a power of 7. Is this a mistake with the textbook?

Katie Sy 1L
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Re: 7th Edition - 5G.3 Mistake?

Postby Katie Sy 1L » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:17 pm

Lavelle has a link on his website that addresses any textbook mistakes, trying checking there

Harmony Becerra
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Re: 7th Edition - 5G.3 Mistake?

Postby Harmony Becerra » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:00 pm

Hi, I had the same question. I checked the link for textbook mistakes and I did not see that problem on there. I thought we always had to balance the equation first? However, I just left it unbalanced because later on questions specify to balance the equation first and 5G.3 did not specify. I don't think that makes it okay, but that was just my way of accepting it.

David Effio 1H
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Re: 7th Edition - 5G.3 Mistake?

Postby David Effio 1H » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:56 pm

Personally, I balanced the equation to get in the habit in case Lavelle gives us an unbalanced equation and doesn't ask us to balance it before finding an equilibrium constant. I heard from other students that the chemistry textbooks normally have some mistakes, so I want to say this is probably one of them.


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