Chemical Equilibrium for Multiple Reactions: ConcepTest and Example Problem

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An example problem on partial molar gibbs free energy of a component.
Example Problem 1

Calculate the equilibrium composition at 750 K and 1 bar for the water-gas shift reaction for a feed of 2 mol/s CO and 2 mol/s H2O using both extent of reaction and Gibbs minimization. Use temperature-dependent heat capacities and assume the heats of formation are a function of temperature.