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# An equilibrium mixture contains N2O4, (P= 0.27atm ) and NO2 (P= 1.1 atm ) at 350...

An equilibrium mixture contains N2O4, (P= 0.27atm ) and NO2 (P= 1.1 atm ) at 350 K. The volume of the container is doubled at constant temperature.

A) Calculate the equilibrium pressure of

N2O4 when the system reaches a new equilibrium.

B) Calculate the equilibrium pressure of

NO2 when the system reaches a new equilibrium.

N2O2 ------> 2NO2

Kp = P2NO2/PN2O4

= (1.1)2 /0.27 = 4.48

According to Boyle's law volume is double pressure is half.

PNO2 = 1.1/2 = 0.55atm

PN2O4   = 0.27/2 = 0.135 atm

N2O2 ------> 2NO2

0.55           0.135     initial

-x              +2x    change

0.55-x      0.135+2x at equlibrium

Kp = P2NO2/PN2O4

4.48 =( 0.135+2x)2/0.55-x

2.464-4.48 x= 0.018225 + 4x2 + 0.54x

4x2 + 5.02x-2.445775 =0

x = 0.375

PNO2 = 0.135+2x = 0.135+2*0.375 = 0.885 atm

PN2O4 =0.55-x = 0.55-0.375 = 0.175 atm

cheking new pressure

Kp = P2NO2/PN2O4

= (0.885)2/0.175   = 4.48 so it is correct answer