hayes (snh457) – Homework 1 – Sutcli
ff
e – (51060)
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ommend you use the accurate Kelvin  Cel
sius conversion to help avoid rounding errors.
Watch your signs and always see if you can
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to estimate the sign and possible size of your
answer.
001
10.0 points
If
Δ
G
◦
rxn
is positive, then the forward reaction
is (spontaneous / nonspontaneous) and K is
(less / greater) than one.
1.
spontaneous, greater
2.
spontaneous, less
3.
None of these;
Δ
G
is not directly related
to
K
.
4.
nonspontaneous; greater
5.
nonspontaneous; less
correct
Explanation:
A positive
Δ
G
◦
rxn
(standard reaction free
energy)
denotes
an
endothermic
reation,
which is nonspontaneous.
Also,
Δ
G
◦
rxn
=

R T
ln
K
, so a positive
Δ
G
◦
rxn
would result
in a
K
that is between the values of zero and
one.
002
10.0 points
Evaluate
Δ
G
0
at 775
◦
C for a gas phase reac
tion for which
K
p
= 5
.
51
×
10
4
at 775
◦
C.
Correct answer:

95
.
1198 kJ
/
mol rxn.
Explanation:
K
p
= 5
.
51
×
10
20
T
= 775
◦
C + 273 = 1048 K
Δ
G
0
=

R T
ln
K
p
=

(8
.
314 J
/
mol
·
K) (1048 K)
×
ln(5
.
51
×
10
4
)
=

95
.
1198 kJ
/
mol rxn
003
10.0 points
Calculate the equilibrium constant at 310 K
for the reaction
HgO(s)
Hg( ) +
1
2
O
2
(g)
,
given the data
S
◦
Δ
H
◦
f
(
J
K
·
mol
)
(
kJ
mol
)
HgO(s)
70
.
29

90
.
83
Hg( )
76
.
02
0
O
2
(g)
205
.
14
0
Correct answer: 2
.
24861
×
10

10
.
Explanation:
HgO(s)
Hg( ) +
1
2
O
2
(g)
,
Δ
H
◦
r
=

[
Δ
H
◦
f
,
HgO(s)
]
=

(

90
.
83) = 90
.
83 kJ
/
mol
Δ
S
◦
r
=
S
◦
Hg( )
+
1
2
S
◦
O
2
(g)

S
◦
HgO(s)
= 76
.
02
J
K
·
mol
+
1
2
205
.
14
J
K
·
mol

70
.
29
J
K
·
mol
= 108
.
3
J
K
·
mol
At 310 K,
Δ
G
◦
r(310 K)
= 90
.
83 K

(310 K)
×
108
.
3
J
K
·
mol
1 kJ
1000 J
= 57
.
257 kJ
/
mol
Δ
G
◦
r(310 K)
=

R T
ln
K
ln
K
=

Δ
G
◦
r(310 K)
R T
=

57
.
257 kJ
(8
.
314 J
/
K)(310 K)
×
1000 J
1 kJ
=

22
.
2155
K
=
e

22
.
2155
= 2
.
24861
×
10

10
.
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ff
e – (51060)
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004
10.0 points
Which combination of
Δ
G
◦
and K is possible
at standard conditions?
1.
Δ
G
◦
=

56
.
8 J,
K
= 3
.
29
×
10

12
2.
Δ
G
◦
=

60
.
9 kJ,
K
= 0
.
982
3.
Δ
G
◦
= 45
.
3 J,
K
= 3
.
8
×
10
10
4.
Δ
G
◦
= 47
.
8 kJ,
K
= 4
.
97
×
10

9
cor
rect
5.
Δ
G
◦
= 66
.
1 kJ,
K
= 1
.
02
Explanation:
If
Δ
G
◦
is positive, K must be less than 1;
if
Δ
G
◦
is negative, K must be greater than 1.
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