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Homework Help: Equilibrium Constant

  1. Sep 18, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    0.15 mole of CO is taken in a 2.5L flask is maintained at 705K along with a catalyst so that the folwing reaction takes place

    CO + 2H2 ---> CH3OH(g)

    Hydrogen is introduced till the total pressure of the system is 8.5atm at equilibrium and 0.08 mole of methanol is formed. Calculate Kp.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Here do we have to take any initial concentration of H2?
    Or do we have to assume that there is no H2 present initially (only 0.15 mole CO)
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  3. Sep 18, 2010 #2


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    No H2 at first, only CO.
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