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ICE box

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:58 pm
by Pauline Tze 3B
For ICE box equations in general, if the equation uses solids and liquids (especially if one side doesn't have gases/aqueous compounds only solid/liquid), would you include those in your calculations or would this simply mean that you can't use ICE box?

Or, a similar question would be, do ICE box equations only work for chemical equations that have gases and/or aqueous compounds on both sides of the equation?

Thank you!

Re: ICE box

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:06 am
by Alexa_Kwang_1D
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I would think that you would omit the solids and liquids from the ICE box because they are not included in the equilibrium equation.

Re: ICE box

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:59 am
by Banik_Housepian_2K
I believe they must be excluded from the ice box because they are not applicable in equilibrium, only gases and aqueous substances are.