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equilibrium constant and spontaneous reaction

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1. A quantity of 0.20 mol of carbon dioxide was heated to a certain temperature with an excess of graphite in a closed container until the following equilibrium was reached:
C (s) + CO2 (g) <--> 2CO (g)
Under these conditions, the average molar mass of the gas was 35 g/mol.
(a) calculate the mole fractions of CO and CO2.
(b) what is the value of equilibrium constant Kp if the total pressure is 11 atm?

6.29 The reaction
L-glutamate + pyruvate --> a-ketoglutarate + L-alanine
Is catalyzed by the enzyme L-glutamate- pyruvate amino transferase. At 300 K, the equilibrium constant for the reaction is 1.11. Predict whether the forward reaction (left to right) will occur spontaneously if the concentrations of the reactants and products are:


Solution Summary

The solution shows the detailed steps of calculating the equilibrium constant of the reaction. It also explains how to determine if the reaction occurs spontaneously or not.