Equilibrium Composition

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Dustin Shin 2I
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Equilibrium Composition

Postby Dustin Shin 2I » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:50 am

When using ICE tables and trying to figure out the initial equilibrium composition of a given problem, will the chemical equation or formula of the problem be given always or will we sometimes have to write it out ourselves? I am asking because sometimes I mess up the chemical formula on my own which will naturally derail the whole process in trying to solve the original problem.

Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B
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Re: Equilibrium Composition

Postby Lumbini Chandrasekera 1B » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:14 am

Worst case the chemical equation may not be written out for you but the problem will tell you the substance and it's molecular formula would be given if it's not a common substance. You would then have to add H2O to make a reaction, unless stated otherwise, and balance the equation yourself.

Calvin Patel 2H
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Re: Equilibrium Composition

Postby Calvin Patel 2H » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:19 am

There may also be situations where you could just use the basic outline for a chemical equation (HA, H3O+, OH-) if you know how the reaction proceeds. This could help you save time and make the problem easier instead of spending too much time getting the equation correct.

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