The equilibrium constant for the reaction H2(g()+I2(g)⇌2HI(g) is 50 at 500 K. In presence of suitable catalyst, equilibrium is attained four times faster. The equilibrium constant of the reaction at 500 K in the presence of catalyst should be-
When a catalyst is present, the equilibrium is achieved faster but its magnitude remains unaffected. Thus the value of the equilibrium constant in presence of a catalyst is same as in absence of catalyst. i.e., 50.