## HW 5J.5

Bryce Ramirez 1J
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### HW 5J.5

For part b of the homework problem, it has the chemical equation of H2O(g) + C(s) <> H2(g) + CO(g). I thought that there are the same amount of moles for reactants and products, but the answer says that reactants are favored. Can someone explain why they are favored and not equal?

Isha_Maniyar_Dis2E
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### Re: HW 5J.5

You have to look at the moles of reactants and products that are in GAS form. There is only one mole of gas on the reactant side because C is a solid. On the other hand, there are two moles of gas on the product side. So, the reactant will proceed to the reactants.

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VLi_2B
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### Re: HW 5J.5

Only gaseous and aqueous forms of reactants and products are used in an equilibrium constant expression.

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### Re: HW 5J.5

When dealing with equilibrium problems, you only need to take into account gases and aqueous solutions. In other words, ignore substances in solid and liquid form when writing your expression.

Ellen Amico 2L
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### Re: HW 5J.5

The rule for changes in pressure applies to only moles of gas, so you don't consider the solid and therefore there are more moles of gas on the right, so the reaction shifts to the left and favors the reactants.

Sara Richmond 2K
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### Re: HW 5J.5

Solids are not included when calculating the equilibrium constant. So in the case of this problem, C is ignored. Thus there are 2 moles on the right side of the equation, and only 1 mole on the left side of the equation.

Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I
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### Re: HW 5J.5

You would only use reactants and products that are in gas or aqueous phases when calculating the equilibrium constant.

Nikki Razal 1L
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### Re: HW 5J.5

^^^ the molar concentrations of a pure substance (solid or liquid) does not affect K

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### Re: HW 5J.5

The left side of the equation will be favored because it has less total moles of gas (Carbon is solid).

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