6th edition Question 11.45

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Carissa Young 1K
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6th edition Question 11.45

Postby Carissa Young 1K » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:31 am

For part (C), can someone explain why Cl2 is thermodynamically more stable? Does the equilibrium constant have anything to do with determining wheter Cl2 rxn or F2 rxn is more stable?

Jessica Chen 1F
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Re: 6th edition Question 11.45

Postby Jessica Chen 1F » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:40 am

We can deduce that Cl2 is more thermodynamically stable than F2 because there is more Cl2 at equilibrium than F2 with the same pre-conditions.

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Re: 6th edition Question 11.45

Postby Ethan Baurle 1A » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:05 am

Because the equilibrium constant of the decomposition of Cl2 is less than that of the decomposition reaction for F2, there are less products in the chlorine reaction than the fluorine reaction. This shows that the chlorine is more likely to keep its original form and not decompose as much, showing it is more stable.


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