A chemist trying to synthesize a particular compound attemptstwo different synthesis reactions. The equilibrium constants for the two reactions are 23.3 and 2.2 x 104 at room temperature. However, upon carrying out both reactions for 15 minutes, the chemist finds that the reaction with the smaller equilibrium constant produces more of the desired product. Explain how this might be possible.
A chemist trying to synthesize a particular compound
Problem 26E Chapter 14
Chemistry: A Molecular Approach | 3rd Edition
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