ICE table

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sallina_yehdego 2E
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ICE table

Postby sallina_yehdego 2E » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:06 pm

When conducting the ICE table, are aqueous and gas compounds allowed only?

Cody Do 2F
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Re: ICE table

Postby Cody Do 2F » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:12 pm

Yes, in ICE tables, you exclude the solids and pure liquids from the calculations. This makes sense as these values are occasionally used they are in the k calculation, which also excludes solids and pure liquids.

Jessica Chen 1F
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Re: ICE table

Postby Jessica Chen 1F » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:46 am

Solids and liquids are excluded from K calculations because their concentrations/densities remain constant (1) throughout the reaction. On the other hand, the concentrations/densities of gases and aqueous solutions are changeable and thus we need the ICE chart to solve for concentrations at equilibrium.

Katie Sy 1L
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Re: ICE table

Postby Katie Sy 1L » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:21 pm

you only include gases and not solids or liquids because solids/liquids concentrations are constant throughout the reaction

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