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jane_ni_2d
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ice

Postby jane_ni_2d » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:14 pm

what's the difference between the ice tables for acid base reactions and for regular equilibrium reactions?

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Re: ice

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:00 pm

For weak acids and bases the ICE tables are exactly the same as "regular" equilibrium problems. However, for strong acids and bases there are no ICE tables as the species dissociates 100%.

Meghanhe1l
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Re: ice

Postby Meghanhe1l » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:16 am

There is no difference. Ka and K are both descriptions of equilibrium -- they have no fundamental difference. Ka is just a more specified name

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Re: ice

Postby Maya_Peterson1C » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:35 pm

There is no difference within the ICE table itself, just the type of species that are put into it.

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Re: ice

Postby Jchellis 1I » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:21 pm

How do we know if the acid is too strong for an ICE table?


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