formaldehyde polymerizes to form glucose according to the reaction 6HCHO<=>C6H12O6 . the theoretically calculated equilibrium constant for this reaction is found to be 6 x 10(to the power 22). if 1M solution of glucose dissociates according to the above equilibrium, the concentration of formaldehyde in the solution will be?

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Please find below the solution to the asked query:

The dissociation of glucose to form formaldehyde at very high value of equilibrium constant is very small.

Therefore at equilibrium,

REACTION :  6HCHO ⇔C6H12O6Glucose = 1 MK = C6H12O6HCHO66 ×1022 = 1HCHO6HCHO = 16 ×102216HCHO =1.6 × 10-4 M

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