Methanol gas, CH3OH, can be produced from the reaction of hydrogen gas, H2, and carbon monoxide gas, CO. This process is an equilibrium.
a. Write a balanced equation for this equilibrium.
b. Write the equilibrium constant expression for this equilibrium.
c. The partial pressures at equilibrium of CO, H2, and CH3OH are as follows: 71.11 kPa, 177.3 kPa, and 1.36 kPa. What is the value of KP for this reaction?
d. What would the numerical value of the equilibrium constant be for the decomposition reaction of 2.0 moles of CH3OH to CO and H2?