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Problem: The research and development unit of a chemical company is studying the reaction of CH4 and H2S, two components of natural gas: CH4(g) + 2H2S(g) ⇌ CS2(g) + 4H2(g) In one experiment, 1.00 mol of CH4, 1.00 mol of CS2, 2.00 mol of H2S, and 2.00 mol of H2 are mixed in a 250-mL vessel at 960 oC. At this temperature, Kc = 0.036. If [CH4] = 5.56 M at equilibrium, what are the equilibrium concentrations of H2?   A) 5.56 M                   B) 1.76 M                    C) 6.44 M                    D) 2.44 M

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The research and development unit of a chemical company is studying the reaction of CH4 and H2S, two components of natural gas:

CH4(g) + 2H2S(g) ⇌ CS2(g) + 4H2(g)

In one experiment, 1.00 mol of CH4, 1.00 mol of CS2, 2.00 mol of H2S, and 2.00 mol of H2 are mixed in a 250-mL vessel at 960 oC. At this temperature, Kc = 0.036. If [CH4] = 5.56 M at equilibrium, what are the equilibrium concentrations of H2?

A) 5.56 M                   B) 1.76 M                    C) 6.44 M                    D) 2.44 M

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