Carbon tetrachloride, an important industrial solvent, is prepared by the chlorination of methane at 850 K.
CH4(g) + 4Cl2(g) ⟶ CCl4(g) + 4HCl(g)
What is the equilibrium constant for the reaction at 850 K? Would the reaction vessel need to be heated or cooled to keep the temperature of the reaction constant?
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