Problem: Consider the following reaction occurring at 298 K: BaCO3(s) ⇌ BaO(s) + CO2(g)A) Show that the reaction is not spontaneous under standard conditions by calculating ΔG°rxn.B) If BaCO3 is placed in an evacuated flask, what partial pressure of CO2 will be present when the reaction reaches equilibrium?C) What temperature is required to produce a carbon dioxide partial pressure of 1.0 atm?

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At 298 K: BaCO3(s) ⇌ BaO(s) + CO2(g)


A) Show that the reaction is not spontaneous under standard conditions by calculating ΔG°rxn.

ΔG°rxn=ΔG°f, prod-ΔG°f, react

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Consider the following reaction occurring at 298 K: BaCO3(s) ⇌ BaO(s) + CO2(g)

A) Show that the reaction is not spontaneous under standard conditions by calculating ΔG°rxn.

B) If BaCO3 is placed in an evacuated flask, what partial pressure of CO2 will be present when the reaction reaches equilibrium?

C) What temperature is required to produce a carbon dioxide partial pressure of 1.0 atm?

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