Van't Hoff Equation

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Aiden Metzner 2C
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Van't Hoff Equation

Postby Aiden Metzner 2C » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:35 pm

I'm not sure when we apply this equation. Can someone explain to me what types of problems we use this equation for?

Ally Huang- 1F
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Re: Van't Hoff Equation

Postby Ally Huang- 1F » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:05 pm

You use the Van't Hoff equation when trying to find K, an equilibrium constant, at a different temperature. Delta H at standard temperature and pressure must be known in order to use this equation, but this equation allows us to see temperature dependence of K.

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Re: Van't Hoff Equation

Postby KaleenaJezycki_1I » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:29 pm

This is used to display the temperature dependence of K, so it is used when calculating K at different temperatures and can even be used when the question is asking for what the pH is at different temp when given an initial K value. I don't think this is derived for us on the constant sheet so it's good to understand.

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Re: Van't Hoff Equation

Postby Abigail Sanders 1E » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:30 pm

This equation also allows us to compare two K values K1 and K2 and observe how the change in temperature either increases or decreases K. The equation for comparing is: ln (k2/k1) = -(delta*H)/R * (1/T1 - 1/T2) . However, as stated above, the Van't Hoff Equation's purpose is to show the temperature dependence of K.

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