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Question #201146

When CO2(g)CO2(g) is put in a sealed container at 730 KK and a pressure of 10.0 atm and is heated to 1420 KK , the pressure rises to 24.1 atm. Some of the CO2CO2 decomposes to COCO and O2O2.


Calculate the mole percent of  CO2 that decomposes.


Express your answer using two significant figures.


%CO2 =




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Expert's answer
2021-06-03T05:27:03-0400

Ideal Gas Law:

pV=nRT

R = 0.08206 L×atm/mol×K

After decomposition:

(which is the total amount of moles of the gases)

Let's suppose, V = 1L, so:

For the decomposition reaction, we can do a reaction table:

2CO2 → 2CO + O2

0.1669____ 0___ 0

-2x______ +2x__ +x

0.1669-2x __2x__x

So, mol of CO2 decomposes, the percent is:

Answer: 47.81 %


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