Problem: Ozone and atomic oxygen are in equilibrium with molecular oxygen:O3(g) + O(g) ⇌ 2 O2(g)At 2300 °C, Kc = 2.5 x 1012. What is Kp for this reaction?A. 1.1 × 1017 B. 5.6 × 107 C. 1.2 × 1010D. 2.5 × 1012 E. 5.3 × 1014

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We are being asked to calculate Kp for the reaction of ozone and atomic oxygen at Kc = 2.5x1012

O3(g) + O(g) ⇌ 2 O2(g)


When dealing with equilibrium:

Kc → equilibrium units are in molarity 
Kp → equilibrium units in terms of pressure

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Ozone and atomic oxygen are in equilibrium with molecular oxygen:

O3(g) + O(g) ⇌ 2 O2(g)

At 2300 °C, Kc = 2.5 x 1012. What is Kp for this reaction?

A. 1.1 × 1017 

B. 5.6 × 107 

C. 1.2 × 1010

D. 2.5 × 1012 

E. 5.3 × 1014

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