Problem: At 2000°C the equilibrium constant for the reaction2NO(g) ⇌ N2(g) + O2(g)is Kc = 2.4 × 103. The initial concentration of NO is 0.200 M .a) What is the equilibrium concentration of NO? b) What is the equilibrium concentration of N2? c) What is the equilibrium concentration of O2?

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Construct an ICE chart to detemrinet the equilibrium concentration.

Kc=productsreactants=[N2][O2][NO]2

2.4×103=(x)(x)0.200-2x

initial [NO]Kc=0.2002.4×103<<<500; x is retained in the denominator

[2.4×103=x20.200-2x]0.200-2x

(2.4×103)(0.200-2x)=x2480-4800x=x2x2+4800x-480=0

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At 2000°C the equilibrium constant for the reaction

2NO(g) ⇌ N2(g) + O2(g)

is Kc = 2.4 × 103. The initial concentration of NO is 0.200 M .

a) What is the equilibrium concentration of NO? 

b) What is the equilibrium concentration of N2

c) What is the equilibrium concentration of O2?