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Sarah Blake-2I
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concept help

Postby Sarah Blake-2I » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:12 am

What is the purpose and meaning of the Van't Hoff equation? And when would we use it instead of the normal Gibbs Free Energy equation?

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Re: concept help

Postby 905373636 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:53 am

Van't Hoff relates a reaction's equilibrium constant Keq with temperature, standard enthalpy, and standard entropy -- so it'd be useful in modeling how the equilibrium constant changes due to T, S, and H changes I assume in a more definite way.


Frank He 4G
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Re: concept help

Postby Frank He 4G » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:31 pm

We also derived in class a form of the equation that lets us calculate the K of a reaction when we only know the delta H naught, which goes like this: lnK2/K1 = -delta H naught/R * (1/T2 - 1/T1)

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Re: concept help

Postby 805329408 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:04 pm

The Van't Hoff equation allows us to relate the equilibrium constant with temperature and also change in enthalpy and entropy.

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Re: concept help

Postby Suraj Doshi 2G » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:22 pm

The Van't Hoff equation is used to determine how temperature is affecting K. There are further derivations of the equation depending on which variables are known and constant. (A different equation for when deltaS is constant and when deltaH is constant)

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