This is the question from the textbook.
Ozone O3 can be prepared in the laboratory by passing an electrical discharge through oxygen gas. Assume that an evacuated steel vessel with a volume of 10L is filled with 32 ATM of O2 at 25 degrees Celsius and an electrical discharge is passed through the vessel, causing some of the oxygen to be converted into ozone. As a result, the pressure inside the vessel drops to 30.64 ATM at 25 degrees Celsius .
The solutions manual subtracts 3x from the initial pressure of O2 to determine the final pressure of O2 after the electrical discharge(32-3x=final pressure of O2). X is the amount of pressure lost (32-30.63=1.36=x). My question is, how are we justified in using the stiochiometric ratios to determine the final pressure. In other words, how is (32-3x) justified when finding the final pressure of O2.
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