Problem: At a particular temperature, K = 3.75 for the reaction SO2(g) + NO2(g) ⇌ SO3(g) + NO(g)If all four gases had initial concentrations of 0.800 M, calculate the equilibrium concentrations of the gases.

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Constructing an ICE Chart, we have:

Kc=productsreactants=[SO3][NO][SO2][NO2]

Solve for x:

3.75=(0.800+x)(0.800+x)(0.800-x)(0.800-x)3.75=(0.800+x)2(0.800-x)23.75=(0.800+x)2(0.800-x)21.94=0.800+x0.800-x(1.94)(0.800-x)=0.800+x

(1.94)(0.800-x)=0.800+x1.55-1.94x = 0.800+x-1.94x-x=0.800-1.55-2.94x-2.94=-0.749-2.94

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At a particular temperature, K = 3.75 for the reaction 

SO2(g) + NO2(g) ⇌ SO3(g) + NO(g)

If all four gases had initial concentrations of 0.800 M, calculate the equilibrium concentrations of the gases.

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