Quiz 2 Summer Workbook problem  [ENDORSED]

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Roya_N
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Quiz 2 Summer Workbook problem

Postby Roya_N » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:08 pm

In the last part the of Quiz 2 Preparation on question #9 asks:
"A researcher fills a 1.00L reaction vessel with 2.80x10^(-5) moles of BrCl gas and heats it to 500K. At equilibrium, 8.12% of the BrCl gas remains. Calculate the equilibrium constant, Kc, assuming the reaction: BrCl(g) <---> Br2(g) + Cl2(g)"

I am having a hard time understanding how to approach this problem, if anyone can briefly tell me how they solved this, it will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Quiz 2 Summer Workbook problem  [ENDORSED]

Postby Ana Ordonez 1G » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:26 pm

Well what I did was that the initial concentration of BrCl is given which would be 2.80x10^-5 M. I ignored the 8.12% at first because it can get confusing so I just then I created the ICE box.
2BrCl Br2 Cl2
I (M) 2.80x10^-5 0 0
C (M) -2X +X +X
E (M) (2.80x10^-5)-2X X X

After I saw that they technically are giving us the concentration of BrCl at equilibrium which is that 8.12% remained of what was initial there.
So with that I put (2.80x10^-5)-2X= (2.80x10^-5)(0.0812) and solved for X. With that we now have the concentrations of BrCl, Br2, and Cl2 so we can solve for Kc.
Hopefully this helped you!
Goodluck studying

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Re: Quiz 2 Summer Workbook problem

Postby Roya_N » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:19 pm

Ana Ordonez 1E wrote:Well what I did was that the initial concentration of BrCl is given which would be 2.80x10^-5 M. I ignored the 8.12% at first because it can get confusing so I just then I created the ICE box.
2BrCl Br2 Cl2
I (M) 2.80x10^-5 0 0
C (M) -2X +X +X
E (M) (2.80x10^-5)-2X X X

After I saw that they technically are giving us the concentration of BrCl at equilibrium which is that 8.12% remained of what was initial there.
So with that I put (2.80x10^-5)-2X= (2.80x10^-5)(0.0812) and solved for X. With that we now have the concentrations of BrCl, Br2, and Cl2 so we can solve for Kc.
Hopefully this helped you!
Goodluck studying


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