Problem: An important step in the industrial production of hydrogen is the reaction of carbon monoxide with water (i.e. the water gas shift reaction):CO (g) + H2O (g) ⇋ CO2 (g) + H2 (g)Use the law of mass action to write the equilibrium expression for this reaction.

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We are asked to give the equilibrium expression of the given reaction. 

The general form of an equilibrium expression is:


     Kc=[products][reactants]


Given reaction:

CO (g) + H2O (g) ⇋ CO2 (g) + H2 (g)
       (reactants)                                          (products)


When writing equilibrium expressions:


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An important step in the industrial production of hydrogen is the reaction of carbon monoxide with water (i.e. the water gas shift reaction):

CO (g) + H2O (g) ⇋ CO2 (g) + H2 (g)

Use the law of mass action to write the equilibrium expression for this reaction.

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