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Postby Sophia Dinh 1D » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:35 am

what is the van’t hoff equation used for?

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Re: usage

Postby ayushibanerjee06 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:36 am

you can use it to find either: K1, K2, delta H, T1, or T2

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Re: usage

Postby AJForte-2C » Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:46 pm

I know in lecture he said that it could be used for calculating k at different temperatures if standard enthalpy is known, but can anyone give some more specifics on how to find other variables with this equation?

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Re: usage

Postby Taylor Newville 1C » Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:14 pm

The equation
lnK=−ΔHo/RT + −ΔSo/R
can be used to find the temperature dependency of K. How K increases or decreases with temperature is linked to whether the reaction enthalpy is positive or negative.
This is because the modified version of the equation
can be used to find any of the missing variables in the equation. For example, if you know ΔHo, K1, T2, and T1, then you can calculate K2.

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Re: usage

Postby Lisa Wang 3B » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:53 pm

The equation, when given the other components, can be used to find delta H, T, delta S, and K. In some circumstances, you can use n*delta H = q or delta G = -RTlnK in conjunction to help you.

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Re: usage

Postby Siwa Hwang 3G » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:34 am

You can use it to find different components of the reaction such as delta H and K when Temperature changes.

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Re: usage

Postby Sai Ramadas 1J » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:52 pm

The Van't Hoff equation is typically used to calculate K at a different temperature if the change in standard enthalpy is known. However, I suppose we could also use it to calculate any of the other values in the equation if we had enough information.

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Re: usage

Postby Joshua Swift » Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:43 pm

It is usually used to calculate K, but if given enough of the other variables in the problem you could rearrange the equation to solve for an unknown.

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Re: usage

Postby Nick Saeedi 1I » Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:34 pm

it can be used to solve for the enthalpy change or K depending on the information given.

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Re: usage

Postby Dane_Beasley_1E » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:54 pm

It can be used to find the enthalpy, temperature, or the K.

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