Notation  [ENDORSED]

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Postby madisondesilva1c » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:36 pm

What is the correct notation for computing the partial pressure of gases, is it more correct to use brackets versus parenthesis when doing a problem of this sort?

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Re: Notation  [ENDORSED]

Postby Ashley Bouma 1F » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:03 pm

Brackets denote concentration and partial pressure is not measured by concentration so I would assume that parentheses would be best when you are dealing with partial pressures.

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Re: Notation

Postby Simran Rai 4E » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:07 pm

Yes, my TA usually uses parenthesis or nothing at all when doing a problem with partial pressure. With concentration, brackets are always used.

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Re: Notation

Postby Henry Dudley 1G » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:06 pm

So partial pressure is parentheses and concentration is brackets?

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Re: Notation

Postby Irene Zhou 1E » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:12 pm

Brackets would denote concentration. Therefore, it would be a better idea to use either parenthesis or nothing at all for partial pressure to minimize confusion.

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Re: Notation

Postby MadelynNguyen1F » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:58 pm

Brackets represent concentration, so I've seen them used in Kc problems, while I've seen both parentheses and nothing used with equilibrium problems concerning partial pressure

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