## Tricks for ICE tables

charlotte_jacobs_4I
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### Tricks for ICE tables

Are there any tricks for knowing when to use an ICE table?

Kessandra Ng 1K
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### Re: Tricks for ICE tables

I just think of using ICE tables whenever I see a question mention weak acids or bases, when you need to calculate equilibrium concentrations of anything, or when they give you the equilibrium constant.

Andre_Galenchik_2L
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### Re: Tricks for ICE tables

Make sure to always remember that the mole proportion is very important when inserting "x" (the change in molarity). C part of ICE!

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### Re: Tricks for ICE tables

Also whenever a question specifically gives you an initial value and a Kc value! you can kinda guess you'd have to end up with a quadratic equation to solve the question after that

Meigan Wu 2E
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### Re: Tricks for ICE tables

If the problem is asking you to solve for the pH, pOH, or concentration of a reaction involving a weak acid or base, you use an ICE table because you can't assume 100% dissociation. You can tell if the reaction involves a weak acid by looking at the molecules or by the acidic constant if it is less than 10^(-3).

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### Re: Tricks for ICE tables

Most of the time you would use ICE tables when solving a problem with weak acids and bases.

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