Explore BrainMass
Share

Solve: Calculating the Equilibrium Constant

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the solution, here!

Question: 1 mol of nitrogen and 1 mol of hydrogen are placed in a flask and allowed to come to equilibrium with the product ammonia (NH3). At equilibrium there are .8 moles of nitrogen present. What is the Keq for the reaction?

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 19, 2018, 4:33 pm ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/chemistry/chemical-equilibrium/solve-calculating-equilibrium-constant-41517

Solution Preview

First: We need to obtain a balanced reaction:

N2 + 3H2-----------> 2NH3

I know this by lots and lots of experience, but you can see from the diatomic mnemonic, HONClBrIF, that nitrogen and hydrogen are diatomic such that 2 ammonia molecules have to ...

Solution Summary

This solution is comprised of a step-by-step explanation which provides a rationale for how to approach solving these types of chemistry-based problems. This solution will be able to act as a guide for students when solving other problems of a similar nature. This response is about 180 words in length.

$2.19