Textbook problem 5.57  [ENDORSED]

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Textbook problem 5.57

Postby Jazlyn Romero 1I » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:53 pm

The two air pollutants SO3 and NO can react as follows: SO3 (g) +NO(g) <--> SO2(g) +NO2(g).
(B) Given that at a certain temperature k=6.0*10^3, calculate the amount (in moles) of NO that must be added to a 1.00-L vessel containing 0.245 mol SO3(g) to form 0.240 mol SO2(g) equilibrium.

Hi, I was struggling on how to approach this question and whether or not we would need to use an ICE table. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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Re: Textbook problem 5.57

Postby Andrew Wang 1C » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:08 pm

How I did it was by starting with an ICE table and filling in values for what we know, and using variables for what we don't know. Although it's a bit different for this problem since the variable isn't in the "C" row. This should leave you with one unknown variable, which you can solve for by using the equilibrium constant given.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Textbook problem 5.57

Postby Shanna Yu 1C » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:18 pm

Hi!

Andrew answered your question well, as you do need an ICE table, but here’s a (kinda messy) step-by-step I did for you, just in case you need any further help!

https://imgur.com/2zMypSI

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Re: Textbook problem 5.57  [ENDORSED]

Postby Jazlyn Romero 1I » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:30 pm

Thank you both so much! So helpful!!

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Re: Textbook problem 5.57

Postby Shanna Yu 1C » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:12 am

Jazlyn Romero 1I wrote:Thank you both so much! So helpful!!


No problem! |>


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