🤓 Based on our data, we think this question is relevant for Professor Pelton's class at UMN.
At 1500°C the equilibrium constant for the reaction CO(g) + 2H2(g) ⇌ CH3OH(g) has the value Kp = 1.4 x 10-7. Calculate ΔGº for this reaction at 1500°C.
a) -233 kJ/mol
b) 233 kJ/mol
c) -105 kJ/mol
e) 1.07 kJ/mol
We’re being asked to determine the standard free energy change (ΔG) at 1500 ˚C for the given reaction:
CO2(g) + 2 H2(g) ⇌ CH3OH(g)
Recall that ΔG and K are related to each other: