Problem: The molecular scene depicts a gaseous equilibrium mixture at 460°C for the reaction of H2 (blue) and I2 (purple) to form HI. The molecule represent 0.010 mol and the container volume is 1.0 L. (a) Is Kc > 1, = 1, or < 1?

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For this problem, we are being asked to determine the Kc if it is > 1, =1 or < 1 using only the given diagram.

Recall that if Kc > 1, the equilibrium favors the formation of products.

If the Kc < 1, the equilibrium favors the formation of reactants.

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The molecular scene depicts a gaseous equilibrium mixture at 460°C for the reaction of H2 (blue) and I2 (purple) to form HI. The molecule represent 0.010 mol and the container volume is 1.0 L. 

(a) Is Kc > 1, = 1, or < 1?

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