Chemical Equilibrium

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Chemical Equilibrium

Postby Allyson Charco Dis1G » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:22 pm

This is a problem from the video modules Chemcial Equilibrium Part 1B. The question is are solvents included in equilibrium constant expressions? But, what are solvents? Is this because solvents are usually liquids but I thought they could be also solids and gases.

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Re: Chemical Equilibrium

Postby Josh Moy 1H » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:26 pm

usually yes it's a liquid or aqueous solution

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Re: Chemical Equilibrium

Postby Justin Lai 1C » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:39 pm

The solvent is the material that contains the solute and concentration change in the solvent is assumed to be negligible, so it is not included in the chemical equilibrium expressions

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Re: Chemical Equilibrium

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:44 pm

The solvent is what dissolves the solute. It is usually a liquid in this class. The universal solvent is water. However, it can also be a gas or supercritical fluid. The solvent can not be aqueous as an aqueous solution means that the solvent was water.

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