The formula for, reaction quotient, Q, is:
Depending on if Q is greater than or less than K, our reaction will shift to attain equilibrium by reaching the equilibrium constant K:
At 100 °C the equilibrium constant for the reaction COCl2(g) → CO(g) + Cl2(g) has a value of Kc = 2.19 X 10-10. Are the following mixtures of COCl2, CO, and Cl2 at 100 C at equilibrium? If not, indicate the direction that the reaction must proceed in order to reach equilibrium.
a) [COCl2] = 2.00 x 10-3 M, [CO] = 3.3 X 10-6 M, [Cl2] = 6.62 X10-6 M
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