General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson Prentice Hal
ISBN 10: 0132064529
ISBN 13: 978-0-13206-452-1

Chapter 15 - Priciples of Chemical Equilibrium - Exercises - Writing Equilibrium Contants Expressions - Page 688: 4


(a) $$K_p = \frac{P_{CH_4}P_{H_2S}^2}{P_{CS_2}P_{H_2}^4}$$ (b) $$K_p = P_{O_2}^{1/2} = \sqrt{P_{O_2}}$$ (c) $$K_p = P_{CO_2}P_{H_2O}$$

Work Step by Step

1. The $K_p$ expression follows this pattern: $aA + bB \leftrightharpoons cC + dD$ $$K_p =\frac{P_{product}}{P_{reactants}} = \frac{P_C^cP_D^d}{P_A^aP_B^b}$$ Where solids and liquids do not appear on the expression. (a) $$K_p = \frac{P_{CH_4}P_{H_2S}^2}{P_{CS_2}P_{H_2}^4}$$ (b) $$K_p = P_{O_2}^{1/2} = \sqrt{P_{O_2}}$$ (c) $$K_p = P_{CO_2}P_{H_2O}$$
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