What Are the New Equilibrium Concentrations After Removing 1.0 mol/L of SO2?

In summary, the conversation discusses the formation of SO3(g) from the reaction of O2(g) and SO2(g) in a 2.0L container. It is stated that 8.0 moles of O2(g) and 10.0 moles of SO2(g) are mixed together and at equilibrium, 3.0 moles/L of SO3(g) remain. The question asks for the new equilibrium concentrations of the gases after 1.0 mol/L of SO2(g) is removed. The rice table method is suggested to solve this problem.
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8.0 mole of O2(g) is mixed with 10.0 moles of SO2(g) in a 2.0L container forming SO3(g). If 3.0 moles/L of SO3(g) remains at equilibrium. 1.0 mol/L of SO2(g) is removed from the equilibrium, calculate the new eq'm [ ]'s.So I make the rice table

3O2(g) + SO2(g) <--> 2SO3(g)
r 3 ... : ... 1 ... : 2
4.0M ... 5.0M ... 0M (shift right)
c -3x ... -3x ... +2x
e 4.0 -3x ... 5.0-3x ... 2xwhat do I do now?
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Guise I need help on this homework question please, it's really bothering me and I am stuck.
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What were the concentrations of all gases before SO2 was removed? Can you calculate them from the stoichiometry? After they are calculated - can you use them to calculate equilibrium constant?


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