Van't Hoff Eq.

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Van't Hoff Eq.

Postby Tschlener 1E » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:01 pm

In our course reader we see that the Van't Hoff eq is: lnk=(-deltaH/RT)+(delta S superscript 0/R)

But then further down the page it say the eq is : ln(k1/k2)= (-deltaH superscript 0/R)[1/T2-1/T1]

I know that these would be used in different instances, but my question is which equation is the formal Van't Hoff eq.? Like if a problem said to use the Van't Hoff equation, which one would we try to derive first?


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Re: Van't Hoff Eq.

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:57 pm

The first equation is the Vant Hoff's equation. The second is nothing but an extension of the original equation. Depending on what you are supposed to find in the question, you should use the suitable equation

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Re: Van't Hoff Eq.

Postby Noelle Min-1N » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:31 pm

To get the Van't Hoff equation, why is the ln(K1-K2) equation multiplied by -1 on both sides to make it into ln (K2-K1)?

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