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ICE chart

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:01 am
by inlovewithchemistry
Can both molar values and concentrations go into the ice chart? I have seen it used both ways in the homework and it was confusing me.

Re: ICE chart

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:09 am
by Steven Garcia 1H
Yes, molar values and/or concentrations can go in the chart. However, whatever you decide to use, you should keep it consistent throughout the ICE chart. In addition, if using molar values it is common to convert the molar values into concentrations at the end to solve for the equilibrium constant.

Re: ICE chart

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:30 am
by Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B
Concentration is preferable but you do molar values only if all of the numbers are consistent. You can do both ways as long as you keep them consistent throughout the problem.

Re: ICE chart

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:35 am
by JT Wechsler 2B
Either can be used, however, it should be consistent throughout the entire problem.