Describe the behavior of the reaction rate as equilibrium is approached..
A reaction occurs with all components present in liquid and gas phases. Compositions in both phases are measured and the activities are calculated. The equilibrium constant value calculated using vapor phase activities is different from the equilibrium constant calculated using liquid phase activities. Is something wrong?
Describe the behavior of the reaction rate as equilibrium is approached. Explain why most industrial reactors are not run near equilibrium. Explain why calculation of an equilibrium constant is a good idea whenever designing a reactor. Limestone (CaCO3) decomposes upon heating to yield quicklime (CaO) and carbon dioxide. At what temperature does limestone exert a decomposition pressure of 1 bar?