Problem: Mustard gas, S(CH2CH2Cl)2 can be made at room temperature as shown:SCl2(g) + 2 C2H4(g) <=> S(CH2CH2Cl)2(g)In a particular experiment, 0.816 M of SCl2 and 0.288 M C2H4 were mixed. At equilibrium,{S(CH2CH2Cl)2(g)} was 0.187 M.Calculate the value of Kc for the reaction.Give your answer to 2 decimal places.

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We are being asked to calculate the equilibrium constant, Kc for the given equilibrium reaction:

SCl2(g) + 2 C2H4(g) ↔ S(CH2CH2Cl)2(g)


When dealing with equilibrium and Kc:

Kc → equilibrium units are in molarity 
Kc is an equilibrium expression:

Kc=productsreactants

only aqueous and gaseous species are included in the equilibrium expression
▪ the coefficient of each compound in the reaction equation will be the exponent of the concentrations in the equilibrium expression


Given:    SCl2(g) + 2 C2H4(g) ↔ S(CH2CH2Cl)2(g)


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Mustard gas, S(CH2CH2Cl)2 can be made at room temperature as shown:

SCl2(g) + 2 C2H4(g) <=> S(CH2CH2Cl)2(g)

In a particular experiment, 0.816 M of SCl2 and 0.288 M C2H4 were mixed. At equilibrium,

{S(CH2CH2Cl)2(g)} was 0.187 M.

Calculate the value of Kc for the reaction.

Give your answer to 2 decimal places.