A Generic Gas, X, Is Placed In A Sealed Glass Jar And Decomposes To Form Gaseous Y And Solid Z.

Todetermine how given equilibrium quantitieswill be affected by theinitial amount of X(g)placed in the container at constant temperature.

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Reaction: 2X(g)⇌Y(g) + Z(s)

reactant product

According toLe Chatelier’s Principle, if a system (chemical reaction) is at equilibrium and we disturb it, then thesystem will readjust to maintain its equilibrium state.

Changes in reactant concentration:

↑ reactants → shifts equilibrium to right→ to form more products (minimize excess reactant)reactants→ shifts equilibrium toleft → to form more reactants (replenish depleted reactant)
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A generic gas, X, is placed in a sealed glass jar and decomposes to from gaseous Y and solid Z.

2X(g) ⇌ Y(g) + Z(s)

How are these equilibrium quantities affected by the initial amount of X(g) placed in the container? Assume constant temperature.


mass of Z at equilibrium

at equilibrium

/ at equilibrium

at equilibrium

2/ at equilibrium

total pressure at equilibrium

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