Water and Cell Diagrams

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AlexNguyen15
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Water and Cell Diagrams

Postby AlexNguyen15 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:32 pm

Why isn't water included in cell diagrams?
Are there specific molecules that are never included in cell diagrams? Is it only H20(l) or would the gas and solid phases also not be included?

Jeannie Huang 3B
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Re: Water and Cell Diagrams

Postby Jeannie Huang 3B » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:14 pm

When the reaction involves aqueous ions (like Ag+) it's assumed that the water in the solution doesn't affect the reaction. However if another phase of water is involved in the reaction then yes the liquid water (or H+ and OH- ions) should be taken into account.

AlexNguyen15
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Re: Water and Cell Diagrams

Postby AlexNguyen15 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:49 pm

H20 is involved in a reaction that also involves H+ so what does that mean because H20 is not in the cell diagram?


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