Van't Hoff Equation

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Katie Bart 1I
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Van't Hoff Equation

Postby Katie Bart 1I » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:58 am

When do you use the Van't Hoff Equation? And how does it relate to Gibbs Free Energy?

Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
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Re: Van't Hoff Equation

Postby Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:28 pm

You use the Van't Hoff equation to find a different K at a different temperature if the enthalpy of a reaction is known. Using the equation, you plug in all the values you are given (K1, H, T1 and T2) to find K2. Or you can be given K2 instead of T2 and use the equation to find T2.

Naji Sarsam 1F
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Re: Van't Hoff Equation

Postby Naji Sarsam 1F » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:42 pm

The Van't Hoff Equation is derived from two expressions for Gibbs Free Energy.

Sally Qiu 2E
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Re: Van't Hoff Equation

Postby Sally Qiu 2E » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:50 pm

van't hoff equation is used to find the K value for different temperatures

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Re: Van't Hoff Equation

Postby Justin Quan 4I » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:40 pm

You use the Van 't Hoff equation why you are asked to relate the change in the equilibrium constant, K, of a chemical reaction to the change in temperature, T. The question will likely give you the standard enthalpy change, ΔH, and ask for K, or vice versa.

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