Exercise 8 | Chemical Equilibrium
C (s) + CO2 (g) 2 CO (g) [KP = 1.00 atm]
Is the reaction at equilibrium if PCO2 = 0.200 bar and PCO = 0.650 bar?
If not, in what direction will the reaction proceed to attain equilibrium?
Let’s calculate the reaction quotient QC:
QC = 2.11 bar = 1.97 atm
QC > KP
⇒ the reaction is not at the equilibrium
⇒ the reaction will move to the left