Problem: What are the concentrations of PCl 5, PCl3, and Cl2 in an equilibrium mixture produced by the decomposition of a sample of pure PCl5 with [PCl5] = 2.00 M?PCl5(g) ⇌ PCl3(g) + Cl2(g)         K c = 0.0211

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An ICE Chart should be used when we are missing more than one equilibrium amount for compounds in our balanced equation.

So we set up the ICE chart for this reaction. Then we will set up the Kc expression which is the concentration of products over the concentration of the reactants. 


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What are the concentrations of PCl 5, PCl3, and Cl2 in an equilibrium mixture produced by the decomposition of a sample of pure PCl5 with [PCl5] = 2.00 M?

PCl5(g) ⇌ PCl3(g) + Cl2(g)         K c = 0.0211

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