pv = nRT purpose


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Mallika Singh 1G
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pv = nRT purpose

Postby Mallika Singh 1G » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:54 pm

When do we use this formula?

Osvaldo SanchezF -1H
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Re: pv = nRT purpose

Postby Osvaldo SanchezF -1H » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:57 pm

When we have concentration and if they are gases we wish to convert the concentrations given into pressure or it could be the other way around but for most problems we will use it to find the pressure of molecules when given the concentration when we wish to find Kp.

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Re: pv = nRT purpose

Postby ckilkeary 2G » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:00 am

I know that so far in lectures we have used this formula to convert between partial pressure and concentration. Other than that I don't think we've been given more reasons to use the formula.

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Re: pv = nRT purpose

Postby Sofia Barker 2C » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:09 am

This formula can be used to convert partial pressure to molar concentration. PV = nRT can be rewritten as n/V = P/rT, with n/V representing moles per unit volume, or molarity.

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Re: pv = nRT purpose

Postby Eunice Nguyen 4I » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:00 am

This is the ideal gas law; you would use this equation when you're given three of the four properties of a gas: pressure, volume, number of moles, and temperature.

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Re: pv = nRT purpose

Postby Michelle N - 2C » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:50 am

Like what others said, so far we've used this formula to convert between pressure and concentration. I think we'll also be using it to understand conceptual parts, like what happens to the concentration if the pressure increases/decreases/etc. But as of right now, we've only used it for conversion.


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