One reaction that occurs in producing steel from iron ore is the reduction of iron(II) oxide by carbon monoxide to give iron metal and carbon dioxide. The equilibrium constant, K p, for the reaction at 1000 K is 0.259.
FeO (s) + CO (g) ⇌ Fe (s) + CO 2 (g) K p = 0.259 at 1000 K.
What is the equilibrium partial pressure of CO at 1000 K if the initial partial pressures are P CO = 1.000 atm and P CO2 = 0.500 atm?
A) 1.191 B) 0.121 C) 0.241 D) 0.359 E) 0.191
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