Water in the Equilibrium Constant.

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Water in the Equilibrium Constant.

Postby 805132275 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:57 pm

Why is water not included in the constant?

Michelle Wang 4I
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Re: Water in the Equilibrium Constant.

Postby Michelle Wang 4I » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:01 pm

I think we don't include water in the equilibrium constant because we ignore pure solids or liquids when we write it out since it doesn't really affect the equilibrium constant.

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Re: Water in the Equilibrium Constant.

Postby davidbakalov_lec2_2L » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:17 pm

Solids and liquids are present in such large quantities in comparison to the rest of the molecules that including them in the equilibrium constant equation is unnecessary because it wouldn't make a significant difference.

Eunice Lee 1A
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Re: Water in the Equilibrium Constant.

Postby Eunice Lee 1A » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:29 pm

Water isn't included because it's usually the solvent for the equation.

Ronald Thompson 1F
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Re: Water in the Equilibrium Constant.

Postby Ronald Thompson 1F » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:58 pm

We don't pay much attention to liquids and solids in this regard


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