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solids & liquids

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:47 pm
by Claudeth Martinez 1D
Why do we ignore the solids and the liquids when finding k?

Re: solids & liquids

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:16 pm
by Alexandra Albers 1D
Pure solids and liquids are ignored in finding K because they do not have an effect on the amount of reactant at equilibrium and they are kept at a value of 1 for the calculation.

Re: solids & liquids

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:47 pm
by Rachel-Weisz3C
Aqueous solutions are also left out when finding K and these also apply when finding Q.

Re: solids & liquids

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:41 am
by armintaheri
Because solids and liquids don't have concentrations. They're pure substances. So including them makes no sense.

Re: solids & liquids

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:33 am
by WilliamNguyen_4L
It's not that solids and liquids don't have a concentration it's just that they remain constant throughout the reaction so there would be no point in including them since it would not change the value of Q or K.

Re: solids & liquids

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:06 pm
by Porus_Karwa_2E
Solid and liquids don't have concentrations so no reaction would really occur