# Chemical Equilibrium MCQs – 2

1) The active mass of 96g of O2 contained in a 2 litre vessel is
a) 16 moles/litre
b) 1.5 moles/litre
c) 4 moles/litre
d) 24 moles/litre

2) In a chemical equilibrium te rate constant of the forward reaction is 7.5 10-4 and the equilibrium constant is 1.5. What is the rate constant of the backward reaction ?
a)
b)
c)
d)

3) If the ionisation constant for acetic acid is 1.8 10-5, at what concentration will it be dissociated to 2% ?
a) 1M
b) 0.018 M
c) 0.18 M
d) 0.045 M

4) The molar concentration of 56g of N2 present in a one litre flask is
a) 4
b) 8
c) 2
d)

5) N2 + 3H2 2NH3. Which of the following is the correct statement for this reaction ?
a)
b)
c)
d)

6) When a reversible reaction is at equilibrium, the concentration of one of the products is decreased. The equilibrium state
a) Shifts in the direction of the backward reaction
b) Shifts in the direction of the forward reaction
c) Is not affected
d) Moves in the direction of both reactions

7) In the reaction, 3A + 2B C, the value of Kc will be
a)
b)
c)
d)

8) 1.1 mole of A are mixed with 2.2 moles of B and the mixture is then kept in a 1 litre flask till the equilibrium A+ 2B 2C is attained. At the equilibrium 0.2 moles of C are formed. The equilibrium constant of the reaction is.
a) 0.01
b) 0.002
c) 0.003
d) 0.04

9) At 500K, the equilibrium constant for the reaction cis-C2H2Cl2 trans- C2H2Cl2 is 0.6. At the same temperature the equilibrium constant for the reaction, trans-C2H2Cl2 cis-C2H2Cl2is.
a) 0.6
b) 1.67
c) 1.76
d) 1.64

10) The equilibrium constant Kp of the reaction N2 + 3H22NH3 changes
b) By total pressure
c) By temperature
d)

11) For the reaction, PCl5(g) PCl3(g) + Cl2(g)
a)
b)
c)
d)

12) In a chemical equilibrium, the rate constants of the forward and backward reactions are 3.210-4 and 1.210-5 respectively. The equilibrium constant is
a) 0.37
b) 26.7
c) 0.25
d) 3.7

13) For the reaction H2(g) + I2(g) 2HI(g) at 72IK, the value of the equilibrium constant Kc is 50. When the equilibrium concentration of both is 0.5 M, the value of Kp under the same conditions will be
a) 0.02
b) 0.04
c) 50.0
d) 50/RT

14) The decomposition of N2O4 to NO2 is carried out at 280 K in chloroform. When equilibrium has been established 0.2 mole of N2O4 and 2 10-3 mole of NO2 are present in a 2 litre solution. The equilibrium constant for the reaction, N2O4 2NO2 is.
a)
b)
c)
d)

15) @ In the equilibrium, 2SO2(g) + O2(g) 2SO3(g), the partial pressures of SO2,O2 and SO3 are 0.662, 0.101 and 0.331 atm. respectively. What should be the partial pressure of oxygen so that the equilibrium concentration of SO2 and SO3 are equal ?
a) 0.4 atm.
b) 1.0 atm.
c) 0.8 atm.
d) 0.25 atm.

16) One mole of ethyl alcohol was treated with one mole of acetic acid at 25Â°C. 2/3rd of the acid changes into ester at equilibrium. The equilibrium constant for the reaction will be
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

17) The reaction A +2B 2C+D was studied using an initial concentration of B which was 1.5 times that of A. But the equilibrium concentration of A and C were found to be equal. The Kcfor the equilibrium is
a) 4
b) 8
c) 6
d) 0.32

18) On adding A to AB (s) A (g) + B (g), the new equilibrium concentration of A becomes double. The equilibrium concentration of B would become
a) 1/2 of its original value
b) 1/4 of its original value
c) 1/8 of its original value
d) Twice of its original value

19) For the reaction, 2A + B C +D, on doubling the concentration of C, the value of Kc will
a) Be doubled
b) Be halved
c) Increase by 2
d) Remain the same

20) When CO2 dissolves in water, the following equilibrium is established.

CO2 + 2H2O H3O+ + HCO3.

For this the equilibrium constant is 3.8x 10-6 and pH = 6. What would be the ratio of concentration of HCO3 ion and CO2, i.e. [HCO3]/[CO2].
a)
b) 3.8
c) 6.0
d) 13.4

21) The effect of increasing the pressure on the equilibrium 2A + 3B 3A + 2B is that the
a) Forward reaction is favoured
b) Backward reaction is favoured
c) effect is nil
d) None of these

22) The equilibrium constant, K for the reaction 2HI (g) H2(g) + I2 (g) at room temperature is 2.85 and that at 698 K is 1.4x 10-2. This implies that
a) HI is exothermic compound
b) HI is very stable at room temperature
c)
d) HI is resonance stabilised

23) The equilibrium constant Kp for a homogeneous gaseous reaction is 10-8. The D GÂ° for the reaction (R = 2 cals K-1 mole-1) at 298 K is
a) + 10.98 k.cal
b) -1.8 k.cal
c) -4.1454 k.cal
d) + 4.1454k. cals

24) In a reversible chemical reaction having two reactants in equilibrium, if the concentration of the reactants are doubled then the equilibrium constant will.
a) Also be doubled
b) Be halved
c) Becomes one fourth
d) Remain the same

25) Which of the following will not change the concentration of NH3 at equilibrium ?

N2 (g) + 3H2 (g) 2NH3 (g); D H = – x kJ.
a) Increases of pressure
b) Increase of temperature
c) Decrease of volume

26) Which of the following gaseous reactions will be favoured by low pressure ?
a)
b)
c)
d)

27) When pressure is applied to the equilibrium system, Ice Water, which of the following phenomena will happen ?
a) More ice will be formed
b) Water will evaporate
c) More water will be formed
d) Equilibrium will not be affected

28) For the reaction 2A (g) + B (g) 3C +D(g), two moles each of A and B were taken into a flask. The following must always be true when the system attains equilibrium.
a) [A] = [B]
b) [A]<[B]
c) [B] = [C]
d) [A] > [B]

29) In the formation of nitric acid, N2 and O2 are made to combine. Thus N2 + O2 2NO – heat. Which of the following conditions will favour the formation of NO ?
a) Low temperature
b) High temperature
c) Freezing point
d) All are favourable

30) Which of the following factors will favour the reverse reaction in chemical equilibrium ?
a) An increase in the concentration of one of the reactants
b) An increase in the concentration of one of the products
c) Removal of one of the products regularly
d) None

31) For the system A (g) + 2B(g) C (g), the equilibrium concentrations are [A] = 0.06,[B]= 0.12 and [C] =0.216 moleL-1. The equilibrium constant is
a) 250
b) 416
c)
d) 125

32) @ 2 moles of HI were heated in a sealed tube at 440Â°C till the equilibrium was reached. HI was found to be 22% dissociated. The equilibrium constant for dissociation is
a) 0.282
b) 0.796
c) 0.0199
d) 1.99

33) @ 4 moles of A are mixed with 4 moles of B, when 2 moles of C are formed at equilibrium according to the reaction, A + B C +D. The value of the equilibrium constant is
a) 4
b) 1
c) 1/2
d) 1/4

34) If Kp for a reaction A (g) + 2B (g) 3C (g) + D (g) is 0.05 atm. at 1000 K, its Kc in terms of R will be
a) 20000 R
b) 0.02 R
c)
d)

35) For a reaction H2 + I2 2HI at 721 K, the value of the equilibrium constant is 50. If 0.5 moles each of H2 and I2 are added to the system, the value of the equilibrium constant will be
a) 0.02
b) 0.2
c) 50
d) 25

36) The equilibrium constant for a reaction, N2 (g) + O2 (g) 2NO (g) is 4 x 10-4 at 2000 K. In the presence of a catalyst, the equilibrium constant is attained 10 times faster. The equilibrium constant in presence of the catalyst at 2000 K is
a)
b)
c)
d)

37) The factor which changes the equilibrium constant of the reaction,

A2 (g) + B2 (g) ® 2AB (g) is the
a) Total pressure
b)
c) Temperature
d) Catalyst

38) In which of the following reactions, the yield of the products does not increase with an increase in pressure ?
a)
b)
c)
d)

39) At a certain temperature, 50% of HI is dissociated into H2 and I2. The equilibrium constant is
a) 4.0
b) 3.0
c) 0.5
d) 0.25

40) @ 1.1 mole of A is mixed with 2.2 mole of B and the mixture is kept in a one-litre flask till the equilibrium is reached. At equilibrium 0.2 mole of C is formed. If the equilibrium reaction is A + 2B 2C , the value of equilibrium constant is
a) 0.02
b) 0.04
c) 0.01
d) 0.03

41) The equilibration , cis -2- pentene trans -2- pentene can be brought about by the use of a catalyst. If a more efficient catalyst is used for this reaction, at a given temperature
a) Equilibrium can be achieved faster
b) Equilibrium can be shifted in the forward direction
c) More cis- pentene will be present at equilibrium
d) More trans-pentene will be present at equilibrium.

42) If the equilibrium constant for the reaction, 2HI H2 + I2 is 0.25, then the equilibrium constant for the reaction H2 +I2 2HI is
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

43) For which of the following reactions is Kp = Kc ?
a)
b)
c) H2(g)+I2(g) 2HI(g)
d)

44) The value of Kc for dissociation of PCl5 as PCl5(g) PCl3(g) + Cl2(g) is 0.0625 moles/litre at 300Â°C. What is Kp for this reaction ?
a) 2.435
b) 2.94
c) 3.94
d) 5.82

45) 24 mL of HI are produced from the reaction of 15 mL of H2 and 17.1 mL of I2 vapour at 444Â°C. The equilibrium constant of the reaction H2 + I2 2HI at 444Â°C is
a) 27.5
b) 37.647
c) 73.647
d) 57.25

46) The degree of dissociation of HI at 444Â°C was found to be 23.5%. What are the number of moles of HI, H2 and I2 formed at equilibrium if initially the number of moles of HI was 3?
a) 2.295, 0.3525, 0.3525
b) 1.124, 0.2525, 0.2525
c) 0.3535, 0.3535, 0.3535
d) None

47) 3.24 moles of iodine and 9.2 moles of hydrogen were heated at 444Â° C until equilibrium was reached. As a result, 6.16 moles of HI were formed. What is the equilibrium constant?
a) 38.75
b) 75.38
c) 83.75
d) 83.83

48) If the equilibrium constant for the reaction N2 + O2 2NO is 0.0842 at 3500 K, what is the fraction of the equilibrium mixture of N2 and O2 converted into NO?
a) 16.9%
b) 33.8%
c) 19.6%
d) 39.2%

49) 3 g moles of PCl5 are heated in a closed 3 litre vessel. At equilibrium PCl5 is 40% dissociated into PCl3 and Cl2. Calculate the equilibrium constant.
a) 0.267
b) 0.627
c) 0.534
d) 0.217

50) At 100Â°C the vapour density of N2CO4 is 26.8. What is the percentage dissociation into NO2 molecules at this temperature ?
a) 71.64%
b) 64.71%
c) 74.61 %
d) None

51) A mixture of hydrogen and iodine vapour in the molecular proportion 2: 1 was heated at 440oC till the equilibrium H2 + I2 2HI was reached. The equilibrium constant K at this temperature was 0.02. What is the percentage of iodine converted into HI ?
a) 0.25%
b) 2.5%
c) 25%
d) 52%

52) The equilibrium constant of the reaction H2 + I2 2HI is 50. If the volume of the container is reduced to half of its original value, the equilibrium constant will be
a) 25
b) 50
c) 75
d) 100

53) The vapour density of completely dissociated NH4Cl would be
a)
b)
c)
d) None

54) Which oxide of nitrogen is the most stable ?
a) 2NO2 (g) N2(g)+2O2(g);K=6.7 x 1016 mole litre -1
b) 2NO (g) N2(g)+O2(g);K=2.2 x 1030 mole litre -1
c) 2N2O5 (g) 2N2(g)+5O2(g);K=1.2 x 1034 mole litre -1
d) 2N2O (g) 2N2(g)+O2(g);K=3.5 x 1033 mole litre -1

55) Which will change the value of the equilibrium constant for the reaction between H2 (g) and I2 (g) ?
b) Increasing pressure
c) Increasing temperature
d) Increasing concentration of reactants

56) 3.2 moles of HI were heated in a sealed tube at 444Â°C till the equilibrium was reached. The degree of dissociation of HI is 22% at this temperature. The number of moles of HI present at equilibrium are
a) 2.496
b) 1.87
c) 2.00
d) 4.00

57) In which of the following reactions will the equilibrium constant have units of concentration ?
a)
b)
c)
d) In none of the above reactions

58) The equilibrium constant K for the reaction 2HI(g) H2(g) + I2(g) at room temperature is 2.85 and that at 698 K is 1.4 x 10-7 This implies that the forward reaction is
a) Exothermic
b) Endothermic
c) Exergonic
d) Neither exothermic nor endothermic

59) The equilibrium constant for the reaction CaSO4.5H2O(s) CaSO4.3H2O(s) + 2H2O(g) is
a)
b)
c)
d)

60) The equilibrium constant for a reaction A + 2B 2C is 40. The equilibrium constant for the reaction

C B + 1/2A is
a) 1/40
b) square root of 1/[40]
c) [1/40] X [1/40]
d) 40

61) The equilibrium constant for a reaction A + B C+D is 1 x 10-2 at 298 K and 2.0 at 373 K. The reaction is expected to be
a) Exothermic
b) Endothermic
c) Unpredictable
d) Neither exothermic nor endothermic

62) For a reaction 4A + 5B 4P + 6Q, the equilibrium constant Kc has the units
a) mole / L
b) L/mol
c) mol L
d) Unitless

63) For a reaction AB2(g) + 1/2B2(g) AB3(g); D H = – xkJ. More AB3 could be produced by
a) Using a catalyst
b) Removing some B
c) Increasing the temperature
d) Increasing the pressure

64) Inert gas has been added to the equilibrium SO2(g) + l/2O2(g) SO3(g). To which direction will the equilibrium shift ?
a) Forward
b) Backward
c) No effect
d) Unpredictable

65) For the reaction 2NH3(g) N2(g) + 3H2(g), the units of Kp will be
a) Atm.
b)
c)
d)

66) For the reaction N2O4(g) 2NO2(g), the degree of dissociation at equilibrium is 0.2 at 1 atmospheric pressure. The equilibrium constant Kp will be
a) 1/2
b) 1/4
c) 1/6
d) 1/8

67) @ For the equilibrium system 2HX (g) H2(g) + X2(g), the equilibrium constant is 1 x 10 – 5. What is the concentration of HX if the equilibrium concentration of H2 and X2 are 1.2 x 10-3M and 1.2 x 10 -4 respectively?
a)
b)
c)
d)

68) One mole of N2 is mixed with 3 moles of H2 in a one litre container. If 50% of N2 is converted into NH3 by the reaction N2(g) + 3H2(g) 2NH3(g), then the total number of moles of gas at equilibrium is
a) 1.5
b) 4.5
c) 3.0
d) 6.0

69) For the reaction A B ; Kc = 1. For reaction B C; Kc = 2, and for reaction C D; Kc = 3. Kc for the reaction A D is.
a) 5
b) 6
c) 15
d) 1

70) 4 moles of CO2 were heated in 1dm3 vessel under conditions which produced at equilibrium 25% dissociation into CO and O2. The number of moles of CO produced was
a) 0.5
b) 1.0
c) 2.0
d) 4.0

71) For a reaction, H2(g) + I2(g) 2HI(g) at a certain temperature, the value of the equilibrium constant is 50. If the volume of the vessel is reduced to half of its original value, the value of the new equilibrium constant will be
a) 25
b) 50
c) 100
d) None

72) Kc for the reaction A+B C+D is 10 at 25Â°C. If a container contains 1, 2, 3 and 4 moles/litre of A, B, C and D respectively at 25Â°C, the reaction shall proceed
a) From left to right
b) From right to left
c) Be in equilibrium
d) None

73) The system PCl5(g) PCl3(g) + Cl2(g) attains equilibrium. If the equilibrium concentration of PCl3(g) is doubled, the concentration of Cl2(g) would become
a) 1/4 of its original value
b) 1/2 of its original value
c) Twice of its original value
d) Unpredictable since other changes, if any are not specified.

74) The vapour density of N2O4 at a certain temperature is 30. What is the percentage dissociation of N2O4 at this temperature ?
a) 53.3%
b) 106.6%
c) 26,7%
d) 48.6%

75) XY2 dissociates as XY2(g) XY (g) + Y(g). When the initial pressure of XY2 is 600 mm Hg, the total equilibrium pressure is 800 mm Hg. Calculate K for the reaction assuming that the volume of the system remains unchanged.
a) 50
b) 100
c) 166.6
d) 400

76) The vapour density of PCl5 is 104.16, but when heated to 230Â°C, its vapour density is reduced to 62. The degree of dissociation of PCl5 at 230Â°C is
a) 6.8%
b) 68%
c) 46%
d) 64%

77) The rate constants of certain forward and backward reactions are 8.5 x 10-5 and 2.38 x 10-4 respectively. The equilibrium constant is
a) 0.35
b) 0.42
c) 12.92
d) 0.292

78) At 540 K, PCl5 dissociates as PCl5(g) PCl3(g) + Cl2(g). If this reaction is exothermic, which of the following factors would cause the concentration of PCl5 to decrease in the reaction vessel?
a) Adding Cl2 to the reaction mixture
b) Increasing the volume of the reaction vessel
d) Increasing temperature

79) The equilibrium constant for the reaction 3C2H2 C6H6 is 4.0 at T K. If the equilibrium concentration of C2H2 is 0.5 mole/litre, what is the concentration of C6H6?
a) 0.5M
b) l.5M
c)
d) 0.25 M

80) In the system CaF2(s) Ca2+ + 2F, increasing the concentration of Ca2+ ions 4 times will cause the equilibrium concentration of F ions to change to
a) 1/4 of the initial value
b) 1/2 of the initial value
c) 2 times of the initial value
d) 4 times of the initial value

81) For a gaseous equilibrium A + 2B C+ 3D, the partial pressures of A, B, C and D are found to be 0.20, 0.10, 0.30 and 0.50 atm. respectively. The equilibrium constant is
a) 11.25
b) 5.0
c) 37.5
d) 18.75

82) When H2 is added to an equilibrium mixture 2HI H2 + I2, at constant temperature, the
a)
b)
c) The degree of dissociation of HI decreases
d) Degree of dissociation of HI increases

83) A mixture of chemicals is reacting in a closed vessel in the forward as well as in the backward directions. If we try to increase either the temperature or the pressure of the vessel, then in accordance with Le Chateliers principle the whole system of chemicals reacting in the vessel chooses to react in that direction in which
a) This change is welcomed
b) It opposes this change
c) The whole system collapses
d) The reaction is endothermic

84) Which of the following will not change the concentration of ammonia in the equilibrium

4NH3(g) + 502(g) 4NO(g) + 6H2O(g) ; D H= +ve
a) Increase of pressure
b) Increase of volume
d) Decrease of temperature

85) One mole of nitrogen is mixed with 3 moles of hydrogen in a closed 3 litre vessel. 20% of nitrogen is converted into NH3. Then Kc for the equilibrium 1/2N2 + 3/2H2 NH3 is about
a)
b)
c)
d)

86) @ The equilibrium constant for the reaction A2(g) + B2(g) 2AB(g) is 100 at 25Â°C. What will be the rate constants for the reactions?

(A) 2AB (g) A2 (g) + B2 (g), and

(B) 1/2A2 (g) + 1/2B2 (g) AB (g) at 25Â°C
a)
b)
c)
d)

87) A reaction reaches a state of equilibrium only when
a) The reactants and products stop reacting
b) The concentration of reactants and products become equal
c) The products react together at the same rate at which they are formed
d) All the reactants and products are in the same state of matter

88) The densities of diamond and graphite are 3.5 and 2.3 gm/mL respectively. The increase of pressure on the equilibrium C (diamond) C (graphite) will
a) Favour the backward reaction
b) Favour the forward reaction
c) Have no effect
d) Increases the reaction rate

89) N2 + 3H2 2NH3. For this reaction, in a one litre vessel, after the addition of an equal number of moles of N2 and H2 an equilibrium state is formed. Which of the following is correct?
a)
b)
c)
d)

90) The number of gram molecules of a substance present in unit volume is termed as the
a) Activity
b) Normal solution
c) Molal concentration
d) Active mass

91) For a reaction 2A + B ® C, where the initial concentration of A = 2 moles/litre, B = 1 mole/litre and C = 0, the concentration of B at equilibrium is 0.5 moles per litre. What is the value of the equilibrium constant for the reaction?
a) 0.5
b) 2.0
c) 1.0
d) 1.5

92) In the equilibrium 2A(g) + 3B(g) A2B3(g) + Heat, the forward reaction is favoured by
a) High temperature and high pressure
b) High temperature and low pressure
c) Low temperature and high pressure
d) Low temperature and low pressure

93) The reaction N2 (g) + 3H2 (g) 2NH3 ; D H = – 22.4 kcals. The decomposition of ammonia is
a) Endothermic
b) Exothermic
c) Displacement
d) Isothermal expansion

94) Which of the following statements is wrong?
a) Chemical equilibrium can be attained from either side of the reaction
b) The rate of forward reaction > rate of backward reaction just before reaching the equilibrium
c) After the equilibrium, the reactions do not stop and continue to take place with equal velocities
d) All are correct

95) A + B AB (in gaseous state) is a reversible reaction. It appears in equilibrium that 0.4 mole of AB is formed when one mole each of A and B are taken . What percentage of A changes into AB ?
a) 20
b) 40
c) 60
d) 4

96) The equilibrium constant K for the reaction AB + C AC + B is 10. The rate of the forward reaction is 104. The rate constant of the backward reaction is
a)
b)
c)
d)

97) For the homogeneous reaction 4NH3 + 5O2 4NO + 6H2O the equilibrium constant Kc has the units of
a)
b)
c)
d) It is dimensionless

98) The equilibrium concentrations of X, Y and YX2 are 4, 2 and 2 respectively for the equilibrium 2X + Y YX2. The value of the equilibrium constant Kc is
a) 0.0625
b) 0.625
c) 0.25
d) None

99) In the reaction A + 2B 2C +D, the initial concentration of B was 1.5 times that of A, but equilibrium concentrations of A and B are found to be equal. The equilibrium constant for the reaction is
a) 4
b) 16
c) 2
d) 32

100) Two moles of PCl5 were heated in a closed vessel of 2 litres. At equilibrium, 40% of PCl5 is dissociated into PCl3 and Cl2. The value of the equilibrium constant is
a) 0.267
b) 0.53
c) 2.63
d) 5.3