# Problem: Carbon monoxide and chlorine gas react to form phosgene: CO(g) + Cl2(g) ⇌ COCl2(g); Kp = 3.10 at 700 KIf a reaction mixture initially contains 326 torr of CO and 326 torr of Cl2, what is the mole fraction of COCl2 when equilibrium is reached?

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Step 1

= 0.4289 atm

Step 2 Step 3

concentration cannot be negative so we will use

x = 0.1848 atm

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Carbon monoxide and chlorine gas react to form phosgene: CO(g) + Cl2(g) ⇌ COCl2(g); Kp = 3.10 at 700 K

If a reaction mixture initially contains 326 torr of CO and 326 torr of Cl2, what is the mole fraction of COCl2 when equilibrium is reached?

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