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Steven S. Zumdahl
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9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

Consider the following reaction:

H 2 O ( g ) + CO ( g ) H 2 ( g ) + CO 2 ( g )

Amounts of H2O, CO, H2, and CO2 are put into a flask so that the composition corresponds to an equilibrium position. If the CO placed in the flask is labeled with radioactive 14C, will 14C be found only in CO molecules for an indefinite period of time? Explain.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: A reaction between H2O and CO is given. The CO placed in the flask is labeled with radioactive 14C . The possibility of 14C being found only in the CO molecules for an indefinite period of time is to be explained.

Concept introduction: The state when the reactants involved in a chemical reaction and the products formed in the reaction exist in concentrations having no further tendency to change is known as an equilibrium state of the reaction.

Explanation

Given

The stated reaction is,

H2O(g)+ CO(g)H2(g)+ CO2(g)

The CO placed in the flask is labeled with radioactive 14C

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