What is the likely magnitude of the equilibrium constant ?

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Hydrogen is used as a rocket fuel because it is very light and reacts explosively and completely with oxygen. For the combustion reaction

{\rm 2 H}_{2} (g) + {\rm O}_{2} (g) \rightleftharpoons 2 {\rm H_2O} (g)

what is the likely magnitude of the equilibrium constant K?

asked Jul 5, 2012 in General Chemistry by kistnus ~Expert~ (614 points)
edited Jul 5, 2012 by kistnus
    

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If H2 reacts completely with O2, K should be very high (>1000). K > 10^3

answered Jul 5, 2012 by kistnus ~Expert~ (614 points)



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