The reaction can proceed in both the forward and reverse directions.
When a system has reached equilibrium, no further changes in the reactant and product concentrations occur; the reactions continue to occur, but at equivalent rates.
The concept of equilibrium does not imply equal concentrations, though it is possible.
Equilibrium cannot be established between the liquid and the gas phase if the top is removed from the bottle because the system is not closed; one of the components of the equilibrium, the Br2 vapor, would escape from the bottle until all liquid disappeared. Thus, more liquid would evaporate than can condense back from the gas phase to the liquid phase.
(a) Kc = [Ag+][Cl−] < 1. AgCl is insoluble; thus, the concentrations of ions are much less than 1 M; (b) > 1 because PbCl2 is insoluble and formation of the solid will reduce the concentration of ions to a low level (<1 M).
Since a value of Kc ≈ 10 means that C6H6 predominates over C2H2. In such a case, the reaction would be commercially feasible if the rate to equilibrium is suitable.
Kc > 1
(a) (b) (c) (d) Qc = [SO2]; (e) (f) (g) (h) Qc = [H2O]5
(a) Qc 25 proceeds left; (b) QP 0.22 proceeds right; (c) Qc undefined proceeds left; (d) QP 1.00 proceeds right; (e) QP 0 proceeds right; (f) Qc 4 proceeds left
The system will shift toward the reactants to reach equilibrium.
(a) homogenous; (b) homogenous; (c) homogenous; (d) heterogeneous; (e) heterogeneous; (f) homogenous; (g) heterogeneous; (h) heterogeneous
This situation occurs in (a) and (b).
(a) KP = 1.6 10−4; (b) KP = 50.2; (c) Kc = 5.31 10−39; (d) Kc = 4.60 10−3
The amount of CaCO3 must be so small that is less than KP when the CaCO3 has completely decomposed. In other words, the starting amount of CaCO3 cannot completely generate the full required for equilibrium.
The change in enthalpy may be used. If the reaction is exothermic, the heat produced can be thought of as a product. If the reaction is endothermic the heat added can be thought of as a reactant. Additional heat would shift an exothermic reaction back to the reactants but would shift an endothermic reaction to the products. Cooling an exothermic reaction causes the reaction to shift toward the product side; cooling an endothermic reaction would cause it to shift to the reactants' side.
No, it is not at equilibrium. Because the system is not confined, products continuously escape from the region of the flame; reactants are also added continuously from the burner and surrounding atmosphere.
Add N2; add H2; decrease the container volume; heat the mixture.
(a) ΔT increase = shift right, ΔP increase = shift left; (b) ΔT increase = shift right, ΔP increase = no effect; (c) ΔT increase = shift left, ΔP increase = shift left; (d) ΔT increase = shift left, ΔP increase = shift right.
(a) (b) [H2] increases, [CO] decreases, [CH3OH] increases; (c), [H2] increases, [CO] decreases, [CH3OH] decreases; (d), [H2] increases, [CO] increases, [CH3OH] increases; (e), [H2] increases, [CO] increases, [CH3OH] decreases; (f), no changes.
(a) (b) [H2O] no change, [CO] no change, [H2] no change; (c) [H2O] decreases, [CO] decreases, [H2] decreases; (d) [H2O] increases, [CO] increases, [H2] decreases; (f) [H2O] decreases, [CO] increases, [H2] increases. In (b), (c), (d), and (e), the mass of carbon will change, but its concentration (activity) will not change.
Add NaCl or some other salt that produces Cl− to the solution. Cooling the solution forces the equilibrium to the right, precipitating more AgCl(s).
[A] = 0.1 M, [B] = 0.1 M, [C] = 1 M; and [A] = 0.01, [B] = 0.250, [C] = 0.791.
Kc = 6.00 10−2
Kc = 0.50
KP = 1.9 103
KP = 3.06
(a) −2x, 2x, −0.250 M, 0.250 M; (b) 4x, −2x, −6x, 0.32 M, −0.16 M, −0.48 M; (c) −2x, 3x, −50 torr, 75 torr; (d) x, − x, −3x, 5 atm, −5 atm, −15 atm; (e) x, 1.03 10−4 M; (f) x, 0.1 atm.
Activities of pure crystalline solids equal 1 and are constant; however, the mass of Ni does change.
[NH3] = 9.1 10−2 M
PBrCl = 4.9 10−2 atm
[CO] = 2.04 10−4 M
Calculate Q based on the calculated concentrations and see if it is equal to Kc. Because Q does equal 4.32, the system must be at equilibrium.
(a) [NO2] = 1.17 10−3 M
[N2O4] = 0.128 M
(b) Percent error The change in concentration of N2O4 is far less than the 5% maximum allowed.
(a) [H2S] = 0.810 atm
[H2] = 0.014 atm
[S2] = 0.0072 atm
(b) The 2x is dropped from the equilibrium calculation because 0.014 is negligible when subtracted from 0.824. The percent error associated with ignoring 2x is which is less than allowed by the “5% test.” The error is, indeed, negligible.
[PCl5] = 1.80 M; [Cl2] = 0.195 M; [PCl3] = 0.195 M.
[NO2] = 0.19 M
[NO] = 0.0070 M
[O2] = 0.0035 M
(a) Both gases must increase in pressure.
(a) 0.33 mol.
(b) [CO2] = 0.50 M Added H2 forms some water to compensate for the removal of water vapor and as a result of a shift to the left after H2 is added.
(a) (b) [NH3] must increase for Qc to reach Kc. (c) That decrease in pressure would decrease [NO2]. (d)
[fructose] = 0.15 M
(a) HB ionizes to a greater degree and has the larger Kc.
(b) Kc(HA) = 5 10−4
Kc(HB) = 3 10−3