Concept behind Van't Hoff Equation

Beatrice Petelo 1F
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Concept behind Van't Hoff Equation

Why do we use the Van't Hoff equation? What does it tell us in terms of K and temperature?

Jenna Salas 2H
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Re: Concept behind Van't Hoff Equation

We use the Van't Hoff to calculate K at different temperatures. This is important because K is dependent on temperature, so at different temperatures K has a different value.

Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K
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Re: Concept behind Van't Hoff Equation

In what situations would we need to calculate different temperatures?

GavinAleshire1L
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Re: Concept behind Van't Hoff Equation

The Van't Hoff Equation relates temperature change and K so you're able to calculate it if T of the system is changed.This temperature change can affect the equilibrium of the system so this can be used to examine that.

deepto_mizan1H
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Re: Concept behind Van't Hoff Equation

It helps to relate the effect of temperature on the equilibrium constant of a reaction. Back when we were looking at Le Chatelier's principle, we noticed that only a change in temperature changed our equilibrium constant as a whole, and this equation can be used to see how a change in temperature directly affects that value.

Cole Elsner 2J
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Re: Concept behind Van't Hoff Equation

This equation helps us determine how a system behaves at equilibrium at a new temperature. The value of K itself changes, so you can really see if products or reactants are favored more or less than they were before!