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Given the equilibrium constants for the following reactions:4Cu(s) + O2(g) 2Cu2O(s), K14CuO(s) 2Cu2O(s) + O2(g), K2What is K for the system below equivalent to?2Cu(s) + O2(g) 2CuO(s)


Given the equilibrium constants for the following reactions:
4Cu(s) + O2(g) 2Cu2O(s), K1
4CuO(s) 2Cu2O(s) + O2(g), K2
What is K for the system below equivalent to?
2Cu(s) + O2(g) 2CuO(s)

Step 1

The equilibrium reactions and the equilibrium constants are given.

The square braces denote molar concentrations.

Step 2

Subtract the second reaction from the first.

Step 3

Let K’ be the equilibrium constant for the above reaction.

Write down the ...


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