## ICE

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jlinwashington1B
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### ICE

f the value of K is less than 10^-3, what can we assume about the value ?

Timothy_Yueh_4L
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### Re: ICE

When k < 10^-3, we assume the change in reactant is negligible therefore the value of the reactants is the same. Ex) A + B --> C: std defn of k = [C]/([A][B]). After equilibrium k = [C+x]/([A-x][B-x]), with x denoting the change in concentration, however the change is negligible therefore the equation is k = [C+x]/([A][B]).

Mark 1D
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### Re: ICE

x can be ignored, making x equal to 0

Amy Dinh 1A
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### Re: ICE

We can assume x is negligible unless stated otherwise.

Jordan Lo 2A
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### Re: ICE

We can use the 5% rule to ignore x in the denominator of the fraction that you get from the ICE table

Charles Hood Disc 1C
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### Re: ICE

A value with less than 10^-3 means that we can approximate the x value.

isarose0
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### Re: ICE

x would be negligible because it is so small and has little effect on the concentration

Mukil_Pari_2I
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### Re: ICE

The approximation can be utilized when solving ice problems if that condition is true.

jocelyntzeng
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### Re: ICE

yes you can approximate but always check with the 5% rule