Calculating partial pressure using concentration


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Ariana 4C
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Calculating partial pressure using concentration

Postby Ariana 4C » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:37 am

How do you find the partial pressure of reactants and products when you are given Kp and an initial molarity?
Thank you :~)
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Eduardo Torres 3G
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Re: Calculating partial pressure using concentration

Postby Eduardo Torres 3G » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:47 am

Normally for these kinds of problems you are also given temperature. With this information PV=nRT can be readjusted to P=cRT (since concentration=n/V). Now you can find the partial pressure of that molecule and use the formula for Kp to find the partial pressure of another reactant or product. I hope this helps.

EJunChang1C
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Re: Calculating partial pressure using concentration

Postby EJunChang1C » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:50 am

You use the conversion formula Kp=Kc(RT)^delta n where R is the universal gas constant 0.08206 with its unit of (L*atm)/ (mol*K).

Vasudev Tadimeti 3B
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Re: Calculating partial pressure using concentration

Postby Vasudev Tadimeti 3B » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:56 pm

You don't have to set up an ICE table. Use PV=nRT, and then P=conc(RT).


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