At 3000 K, the equilibrium constants are: Ka = 2.1x10-3 and Kb = 2.8x10-3. Using these values in Eqs (9.30a) and (9.30b) and solving simultaneously (using numerical methods) yields = 0.0540 and ^ = 0.0543. Substituting these values into the last row of Table 9.2 gives the equilibrium composition of the gas:
XHO - 0.707 29% of the steam has decomposed.
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