2020 P1 Q7 - Determine Partial Pressure of HI in Equilibrium Mixture

Let's take a look at 2020 A Levels H2 Chemistry Paper 1 Question 7.

2020 p1 q7 question

We need to find the partial pressure of HI at equilibrium.

First let us fill up the ICE table that represents the initial, change and equilibrium moles of reactants and products.

Check out the following video to learn how to use the ICE table in Chemical Equilbria questions.

Notice we are given 0.040 moles of HI which is the product.

This means the reverse reaction will take place and HI will be used up while H2 and I2 are formed.

We can let the change in H2 be x, and fill up the following ICE table accordingly.

2020 p1 q7 ICE table

Notice we have an additional row calculating the partial pressure of each species at equilibrium.

Partial pressure of a gas is its mole fraction multiply by the total pressure.

This is required since the equilibrium constant given, Kp, is in terms of partial pressure.

Once we have the partial pressures at equilibrium we can substitute these values into the equilibrium constant expression and solve for x.

2020 p1 q7 solve for x

Remember x is not the final answer so we have to use x to solve for partial pressure of HI at equilibrium.

2020 p1 q7 determine partial pressure of HI

Therefore the answer to this question will be option B.

Topic: Chemical Equilibria, Physical Chemistry, A Level Chemistry, Singapore

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