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AP® CHEMISTRY

2011 SCORING GUIDELINES (Form B)

Question 2
(9 points)
An 8.55 mol sample of methanol, CH3OH, is placed in a 15.0 L evacuated rigid tank and heated to 327°C.
At that temperature, all of the methanol is vaporized and some of the methanol decomposes to form carbon
monoxide gas and hydrogen gas, as represented in the equation below.
→ CO(g) + 2 H (g)
CH3OH(g) ← 2

(a) The reaction mixture contains 6.30 mol of CO(g) at equilibrium at 327°C.

(i) Calculate the number of moles of H2(g) in the tank.

(ii) Calculate the number of grams of CH3OH(g) remaining in the tank.

(iii) Calculate the mole fraction of H2(g) in the tank.

(iv) Calculate the total pressure, in atm, in the tank at 327°C.

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Question 2 (continued)

(b) Consider the three gases in the tank at 327°C: CH3OH(g), CO(g), and H2(g).
(i) How do the average kinetic energies of the molecules of the gases compare? Explain.

(ii) Which gas has the highest average molecular speed? Explain.

(c) The tank is cooled to 25°C, which is well below the boiling point of methanol. It is found that small
amounts of H2(g) and CO(g) have dissolved in the liquid CH3OH . Which of the two gases would you
expect to be more soluble in methanol at 25°C? Justify your answer.

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2002 SCORING GUIDELINES (Form B)

Question 2

10 points

2. A rigid 8.20 L flask contains a mixture of 2.50 moles of H2 , 0.500 mole of O2 , and sufficient Ar
so that the partial pressure of Ar in the flask is 2.00 atm. The temperature is 127ºC.

(a) Calculate the total pressure in the flask.

(b) Calculate the mole fraction of H2 in the flask.

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Question 2 (cont’d.)

(c) Calculate the density (in g L–1) of the mixture in the flask

The mixture in the flask is ignited by a spark, and the reaction represented below occurs until one of the
reactants is entirely consumed.

2 H2(g) + O2(g) → 2H2O(g)

(d) Give the mole fraction of all species present in the flask at the end of the reaction.

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