## Van't Hoff Equation

Jeffrey Wang
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### Van't Hoff Equation

I don't quite understand when and why I need to use this equation. What is its relevance to delta H? What is an example of the problem that utilizes this?

Austin Hyun 1F
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### Re: Van't Hoff Equation

So essentially, the Van't Hoff Equation is used to calculate the equilibrium constant at different temperatures. The equation assumes a constant delta So and a constant delta Ho, as these standard values should not change based upon a temperature change. Thus, given K1 at temperature T1, you can use the Van't Hoff Equation to calculate K2 at any temperature T2 for a reaction. I hope that clarifies things!

Rachel Lipman
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### Re: Van't Hoff Equation

What type of wording in a question would lead us to use this equation?

Caleb Lim 2M
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### Re: Van't Hoff Equation

Is the Van`t Hoff Equation related to the Arrhenius Equation, or am I totally off the mark? I remember seeing that equation but I thought it was the Arrhenius equation (A variataion or something of it).

EmmaSaid3C
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### Re: Van't Hoff Equation

I think that the best way to know when to use the Van't Hoff Equation is when you are given 2 equilibrium reactions at two different temperatures. It is part of the thermodynamics chapter and can be found on page 42 in the course reader.

Irma Ramos 2I
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### Re: Van't Hoff Equation

Would there ever be a time when we are asked to calculate K but not given delta H? If so, then how would we solve for K?