Problem: Consider a galvanic cell that uses the reaction4H3O+ (aq) + 4I- (aq) + O2 (g) → 2I2 (s) 6H2O (l).The equilibrium constant for the reaction at 125 °C is measured to be 1.68 x 1033. Is the reaction endothermic or exothermic? Show all your work and circle your final answer.

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For this problem, we have to determine if the reaction is exothermic or endothermic using the provided temperature and K value

  • Recall that if K > 1, the forward reaction of the equilibrium is favored
  • Notice that K is very high at 1.68 x 1033 which means products are produced
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Consider a galvanic cell that uses the reaction

4H3O+ (aq) + 4I- (aq) + O2 (g) → 2I2 (s) 6H2O (l).

The equilibrium constant for the reaction at 125 °C is measured to be 1.68 x 1033. Is the reaction endothermic or exothermic? Show all your work and circle your final answer.