Textbook problem 5J.5d

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Jenny Chau 1I
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Textbook problem 5J.5d

Postby Jenny Chau 1I » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:06 pm

On problem d, the chemical equilibrium looks as it does on the textbook:
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Is d2 supposed to be shorthand for something?

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Re: Textbook problem 5J.5d

Postby Marisa Gaitan 2D » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:54 pm

I believe it's a typo. In Lavelle's solution manual errors pdf on his website, the correct equation should have capital letter D in place of the lowercase d. I think it just stands for an unknown halide.

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Re: Textbook problem 5J.5d

Postby Mary Shih 3J » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:24 pm

this may be a typo. either way, the important thing to notice is that it is a gas that will be impacted if pressure changes

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Re: Textbook problem 5J.5d

Postby Jaclyn Dang 3B » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:30 pm

Its a typo, theres a solutions manual pdf somewhere that corrects it.

Jenny Chau 1I
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Re: Textbook problem 5J.5d

Postby Jenny Chau 1I » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:04 pm

I ended up assuming that the D was supposed to represent deuterium which is just an isotope of hydrogen. So in order to make the equation balanced, I put a 3 in front of the d2. And because the moles are equal on both sides, this would mean there's no change in the equilibrium distribution. Can anyone confirm if this is the correct way of thinking about this?

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Re: Textbook problem 5J.5d

Postby Matlynn Giles 2E » Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:40 pm

I had this same issue. It turned out to be a typo.


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