Winter 2016 Final Exam Q2A  [ENDORSED]






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Winter 2016 Final Exam Q2A

Postby Absolute Zero 1O » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:57 am

Just a quick question, are partial pressures always supposed to be in bars? Once we have K=2x/x^2, how did we know that the unit for x would be bar, and not atm for example?

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Re: Winter 2016 Final Exam Q2A

Postby Claudette_Contr_3I » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:08 am

I think this is because bar may be the standard unit for partial pressures. Whether you need the partial pressure in bar or in atm form relies on the question.

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Re: Winter 2016 Final Exam Q2A

Postby Stephanie Demo 2N » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:48 pm

Last quarter in 14A, Professor Li said that it is common practice to use bar as the unit of pressure, but I'm not sure if Dr. Lavelle specified using bar or atm. Just be sure that you are consistent with units when doing calculations so that you don't lose points for conversions.

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Re: Winter 2016 Final Exam Q2A

Postby Aliya Habib 1L » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:04 pm

I think you just work with the units you are given in the question.

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Re: Winter 2016 Final Exam Q2A

Postby Raul Hernandez » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:33 pm

Kind of unrelated question but: why is it 2X on the top? I didn't quite get that in the review session. Do you mind explaining that part?

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Re: Winter 2016 Final Exam Q2A

Postby Jennifer Ngo 1M » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:37 pm

Raul Hernandez wrote:Kind of unrelated question but: why is it 2X on the top? I didn't quite get that in the review session. Do you mind explaining that part?

The reactants are half of the products aka the products are double the reactants. He made the concentration of the reactants "x," so products would be "2x." You also could have made the products "x" and reactants "x/2"

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Re: Winter 2016 Final Exam Q2A  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:23 am

Bar is the SI unit for pressure (and very close to ATM).

The question stated, "Calculate the partial pressures in bar."

1.00 atm = 1.01 bar Very similar, which is why we often use atm even though bar is the official SI unit for pressure (as I mentioned several times in Chem 14A and in my 2 hour review today.

This was discussed in detail in my review.

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Re: Winter 2016 Final Exam Q2A

Postby Kiara1F » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:41 pm

why is there an x^2 on the bottom?
Is it because there are 2 reactants?
It just threw me off because I was thinking in terms of only squaring the number if they had coefficients in front of them but they don't. But there are 2 sets of reactants....


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