7th Edition 5H.3

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Ryan Danis 1J
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7th Edition 5H.3

Postby Ryan Danis 1J » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:33 pm

This question says ‘Use the information in table 5G.2 to determine the value of K at 300 K for the reaction 2BrCl(g)+H2(g) <-> Br2(g)+2HCl(g).

I am confused about how to combine reactions in table 5G2 to determine the value of K. Thanks! I

Samantha Ito 2E
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Re: 7th Edition 5H.3

Postby Samantha Ito 2E » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:20 am

Using table 5G.2, you will notice that K=377 for 2BrCl(g) <-> Br2(g) + Cl2(g) at 300K and K=4.0*10^31 for H2(g) + Cl2(g) <-> HCl(g) at 300K. You are then able to multiple these 2 K values together in order to get the K value of the combined reaction.

Andre_Galenchik_2L
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Re: 7th Edition 5H.3

Postby Andre_Galenchik_2L » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:25 am

As you can see by the reactions Samantha pointed out, when they are added together the Cl2 cancel out, making the reaction asked about in question 5H.3. When you add reactions, the K of the new reaction is the product of the K's of the reactions that were added together.

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Re: 7th Edition 5H.3

Postby Aili Ye 4L » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:12 pm

Since that equation is the addition of two previous equations whose K eqs are given, the K eq value of the total equation is the product of the two previous Keqs.


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