Equilibrium Constant

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Xin Huang 3E
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Equilibrium Constant

Postby Xin Huang 3E » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:51 pm

What should we do if there is a mix of gas and aqueous? do we use Ec or Ep or something else?

kara_kremer_2N
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Re: Equilibrium Constant

Postby kara_kremer_2N » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:51 pm

Use concentrations, but make sure all are converted into concentrations.

Xin Huang 3E
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Re: Equilibrium Constant

Postby Xin Huang 3E » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:21 am

How do we convert the pressure to concentration?

Annalia_Ferrer_1F
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Re: Equilibrium Constant

Postby Annalia_Ferrer_1F » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:39 am

The pressure of a gas (partial pressure) is proportional to concentration.
If you use the Ideal Gas Law, pv=nrt, you can see that you can manipulate the formula to give you concentration using pressure. Your set up should look like this:
pv=nrt
pv/rt= n
p/rt=n/v
Notice that n/v is just concentration ( in M )
p/rt= concentration

Hope this helps!


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