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Solution: The atmosphere slowly oxidizes hydrocarbons in a number of steps that eventually convert the hydrocarbon into carbon dioxide and water. The overall reactions of a number of such steps for methane gas is as follows:CH4(g) + 5 O2(g) + 5 NO(g) → CO2(g) + H2O(g) + 5 NO2(g) + 2 OH(g)Suppose that an atmospheric chemist combines 160 mL of methane at STP, 880 mL of oxygen at STP, and 57.5 mL of NO at STP in a 2.2-L flask. The reaction is allowed to stand for several weeks at 275 K. If the reaction reaches 92.0% of completion (92.0% of the limiting reactant is consumed), what are the partial pressures of each of the reactants in the flask at 275 K?

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The atmosphere slowly oxidizes hydrocarbons in a number of steps that eventually convert the hydrocarbon into carbon dioxide and water. The overall reactions of a number of such steps for methane gas is as follows:
CH4(g) + 5 O2(g) + 5 NO(g) → CO2(g) + H2O(g) + 5 NO2(g) + 2 OH(g)
Suppose that an atmospheric chemist combines 160 mL of methane at STP, 880 mL of oxygen at STP, and 57.5 mL of NO at STP in a 2.2-L flask. The reaction is allowed to stand for several weeks at 275 K. If the reaction reaches 92.0% of completion (92.0% of the limiting reactant is consumed), what are the partial pressures of each of the reactants in the flask at 275 K?