Answer to Question #199029 in Chemistry for Mark

Question #199029

The equilibrium constant Kp for the oxidation of sulfur dioxide into sulfur trioxide is 5.6×10-4 at 3500°C. If the equilibrium partial pressures of SO2 and SO3 are 0.64 atm and 0.58 atm, respectively, what is the partial pressure of O2 in the system?


  2SO2(g) + O2(g) —› 2SO3 (g)


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Expert's answer
2021-05-27T07:36:48-0400

Solution:

Balanced chemical equation:

2SO2(g) + O2(g) → 2SO3(g)

The equilibrium expression for the reaction:



Therefore,


Answer: The partial pressure of O2 is 1466.59 atm. 

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