We are asked to calculate the concentrations of nitrogen and oxygen present in air at a pressure of 1.0 atm and a temperature of 298 K assuming that nitrogen comprises 78% of air by volume and that oxygen comprises 21%.
To do so, we shall follow these steps:
Step 1: Determine the partial pressures and initial concentrations of the gases.
Step 2: Convert Kp to Kc.
Step 3: Construct an ICE chart and determine the equilibrium concentrations of the gases.
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