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Problem: For the reaction N2O4(g) ⇌ 2 NO2(g), a reaction mixture at a certain temperature initially contains both N2O4 and NO2 in their standard states. If Kp = 0.15, which statement is true of the reaction mixture before any reaction occurs?(a) Q = K; the reaction is at equilibrium.(b) Q < K; the reaction will proceed to the right.(c) Q > K; the reaction will proceed to the left.

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initial contains both N2O4 and NO2 at standard states


Q = PNO22PN2O4


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For the reaction N2O4(g) ⇌ 2 NO2(g), a reaction mixture at a certain temperature initially contains both N2O4 and NO2 in their standard states. If Kp = 0.15, which statement is true of the reaction mixture before any reaction occurs?
(a) Q = K; the reaction is at equilibrium.
(b) Q < K; the reaction will proceed to the right.
(c) Q > K; the reaction will proceed to the left.

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