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    I'm actually baffled, don't care if its the easiest thing in the world. Does it mean that it is one whole molecule, or 7 molecules because there is six h20 and one ch4? Appreciate the help
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    What is the source of the formula? Was this given in a lesson, book or something else? Can you upload a copy of the context please.
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    (Original post by (NaCl)-ty)
    I'm actually baffled, don't care if its the easiest thing in the world. Does it mean that it is one whole molecule, or 7 molecules because there is six h20 and one ch4? Appreciate the help
    There is 1C 4H’s and then 6H’s 2O’s
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    There is 1C 4H’s and then 6H’s 2O’s
    Show us the structure and bonding then....
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    (Original post by TutorsChemistry)
    Show us the structure and bonding then....
    What? I’m not the one asking the question
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    (Original post by TutorsChemistry)
    Show us the structure and bonding then....
    Oh wait never mind 1C 4h 12h 6o
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    (Original post by Reece.W.J)
    What? I’m not the one asking the question
    Just wondered if you understood that such a formula makes no chemical sense. :unimpressed:
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    (Original post by TutorsChemistry)
    Just wondered if you understood that such a formula makes no chemical sense. :unimpressed:
    Ok ok I posted again
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm doing an equilibrium question so maybe I should have worded it better. The equation is : CH4.6H2O <--> Ch4 + 6H2O. It asks: in terms of temp and pressure, how would you decrease the equilibrium yield of methane. To form methane its endothermic. I'm just not sure how many molecules ch4.6h20 has ? Maybe it's a typo on the sheet...?
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    My suspicion is that the questions was set by either a teacher with rubbish chemistry knowledge (like me) or a teacher who has good intentions and wants to set a novel equilibrium question, but who doesn't care about real world limitations over what is possible in chemistry.

    Essentially, the Q boils down to:

    AX6 <-> A + 6X

    It shouldn't matter that AX6 doesn't and can't exist. The Q is attempting to test knowledge of LCP.

    But purists like us do worry about Qs that are rubbish as they suggest to students that stuff doesn't matter.
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    Agreeing with Pigster (once again 😁 ). The question is a good one to test understanding of equilibrium.


    And...
    You learn something new every day. I have to thank Mr Google for information about a hydrated methane compound that the question is based on.
    For anyone interested https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methane_clathrate
 
 
 
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