Answer to Question #113305 in Inorganic Chemistry for Abbie bowland

Question #113305
The reaction of iron(III) oxide with carbon monoxide occurs in a blast furnace when iron ore is reduced to iron metal:Fe2O3(s) + 3 CO(g) ⇌2 Fe(l) + 3 CO2(g)Use Le Ch telier’sprinciple to predict the direction of reaction when an equilibrium mixture is disturbed by
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2020-05-01T14:22:53-0400

Fe2O3(s) + 3 CO(g) ⇌2 Fe(l) + 3 CO2(g)


According to Le Chatelier's principle change in concentration by changing the amount of reactant or product affect the equilibrium. However, the addition of solid reactant won't affect the concentration. Therefore, addition of solid Fe2O3​ will not disturb the equilibrium. Same for Fe(l). Adding CO disturbs the equilibrium to the right, CO2 - to the left. Removing CO - left, removing CO2 - right.




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26.11.20, 20:52

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Diamond
21.11.20, 23:50

Thank you very much. It was really helpful. I will like to know what effect i)removing CO ii) removing CO2 iii) Adding Fe2O3 has on the reaction quotient, Qc, (i.e. does it increase or decrease or remains unchanged), please? Thanks!

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