## PV=nRT

Alison Trinh 1E
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### PV=nRT

When would we use this equation in relation to chemical equilibrium?

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### Re: PV=nRT

It could possibly be used to find the partial pressure of a molecule if you are looking for Kp.

Jielena_Bragasin2G
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### Re: PV=nRT

n/V is concentration, therefore this equation can also be seen as P=(concentration)RT or P/RT=(concentration). This allows us to convert from concentration to pressure or pressure to concentration in case a problem gives us some equilibrium information as pressure or some as concentration.

Manav Govil 1B
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### Re: PV=nRT

We can use the equation to relate the values before and after the reaction, like comparing pressure, volume, and concentration.

Dan M -3E
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### Re: PV=nRT

I think the most important way we can use this formula in this class is to convert between partial pressure and concentration when we need to. Other than that it is used more for physics than chemistry.

Eesha Sohail 1D
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### Re: PV=nRT

As far as I've seen, the ideal gas law is taught in high school chemistry classes more than physics classes, but that's a bit of a moot point. That said, could we possibly use other variants of the law to figure things out as well, such as P(mm) = dRT (where mm = molar mass and d = density)?

kendal mccarthy
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### Re: PV=nRT

you can use this equation to gain information such as converting from concentration to pressure and vice versa.

SVajragiri_1C
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### Re: PV=nRT

You can use this equation to find partial pressures of the components of the reaction (P) if you know the volume, temperature and molar concentration. Then you could find the equilibrium constant Kp by plugging in the partial pressures into the formula for Kp.

Ian Morris 3C
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### Re: PV=nRT

In this class, we will mainly focus on the use of PV=nRT to find concentration or pressure.

saigorijavolu2k
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### Re: PV=nRT

If we are tested on this, we will be asked to find the pressure or even concentration and from there calculate the equilibrium constant.

Angela Wu-2H
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### Re: PV=nRT

You can use the ideal gas law (PV=nRT) with concentration as well because Molarity is mol/liter, which is also what n/v is (if you divide V over to the right side).

PV=nRT --> P= (n/v)RT

ValerieChavarin 4F
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### Re: PV=nRT

This in relation to concentration (n/V). It's used mainly to calculate for the unknown variable.

Jasmine Vallarta 2L
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### Re: PV=nRT

P = (n/V)RT = (concentration)RT

Gurmukhi Bevli 4G
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### Re: PV=nRT

It can be used to convert between partial pressure and concentration, since n/v (mol/L) is equal to concentration, for pv=nRT, n/v=P/RT.