2016 Final






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Blake_Katsev_2E
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2016 Final

Postby Blake_Katsev_2E » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:42 pm

Why in question 2A when the question says that each of the two reactants have half of the partial pressure as the single product would the K=2x/x^2 rather than K=x/(x/2)^2

Sangita_Sub_3H
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Re: 2016 Final

Postby Sangita_Sub_3H » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:05 pm

I think it's because it is easier to use whole numbers instead of fractions, since half of 2x would be x. However, I think both ways should yield the same result.

Blake_Katsev_2E
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Re: 2016 Final

Postby Blake_Katsev_2E » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:05 pm

i calculated it and i got different results

Aliya Habib 1L
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Re: 2016 Final

Postby Aliya Habib 1L » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:00 pm

The overall pressure of the reactants is half the pressure of the product not that cl3 and cl2 are halves. So the denominator is still x^2 but the overall relationship between the reactants and products is that the reactants are half which I believe is why you would multiply by 2 instead of multiplying by 1/2 for convenience.

Or it could be a typo


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