posted by Anonymous
Consider the reaction A+B->C+3D. A solution was prepared by mixing 50 ml of .001 M of A, 100 ml of .002 M of B, 10 ml of 1 M of C, and 75 ml of .0015 M of D. At equilibrium, the concentration of D was measured and found to be .0006 M. Calculate the equilibrium concentrations of A, B, C, and D. Calculate the equilibrium constant for the reaction.
total volume = 100 + 50 + 10 + 75 = 235 mL.
In the final solution at mixing and before equilibrium
(A) = 0.001M x (50/235) = ?M
(B) = 0.002M x (100/235) = ?M
(C) = 1M x (10/235) = ?M
(D) = 0.0015M x (75/235) = ?M
So you know at equilibrium (D) = 0.0006M.
Therefore, the reaction formed 1/3 * 0.0006M for C. Add that to (C) above.
(A) at equilibrium = initial concn - 1/3 * 0.0006 and (B) at equilibrium = initial concn B - 1/3 * 0.0006.
Plug those values into Keq expression and solve for Keq.