Possible Solution Error on 6N.1 part b


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Tiffany Chao 2H
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Possible Solution Error on 6N.1 part b

Postby Tiffany Chao 2H » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:31 pm

6N.1.b) Calculate the equilibrium constants for the following reactions: In^3+ (aq) + U^3+ (aq) <--> In^2+ (aq) + U^4+ (aq).

My answer differs from the solutions manual. I got 107 instead of the textbook that got 1000 for K. However, I don't understand how they got 2 electrons for the Indium half reaction. I got 1 e- and proceeded with my calculation from there. Is anyone getting 107 as well?

Thanks

Hiba Alnajjar_2C
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Re: Possible Solution Error on 6N.1 part b

Postby Hiba Alnajjar_2C » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:17 pm

Hi Tiffany,
I got the same answer as you! I agree with your point about n being equal to 1, particularly since the oxidation number only changes by 1.

Amy Xiao 1I
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Re: Possible Solution Error on 6N.1 part b

Postby Amy Xiao 1I » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:57 pm

I agree, after asking a UA, we both agreed that there was an error in the solutions because the number of electrons only changes by one in the reduction.

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Re: Possible Solution Error on 6N.1 part b

Postby AniP_2D » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:50 pm

I also keep getting 107, so there probably is an error.

Angela Patel 2J
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Re: Possible Solution Error on 6N.1 part b

Postby Angela Patel 2J » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:49 pm

Yeah I think the oxidation number only changes by 1 for the indium so that is probably where the error is.

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Re: Possible Solution Error on 6N.1 part b

Postby AKhanna_3H » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:22 pm

My TA confirmed that it is an error in the solution manual because there should only be 1 e-, so your answer is correct!


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