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Units When Calculating Equilibrium Constant

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:59 pm
by Andre_Galenchik_2L
What happens to the mol/L when calculating K? For example if there are three reactants on the products side and two reactants on the reactants side with stoichiometric coefficients of 1.

Re: Units When Calculating Equilibrium Constant

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:01 am
by Vy Lu 2B
K is a constant and units are not regarded in terms of equilibrium constants.

Re: Units When Calculating Equilibrium Constant

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:41 am
by Eva Guillory 2E
In addition, since K is equal to mol*L^-1 divided by mol*L^-1, the units will cancel out, leaving a unitless constant K.

Re: Units When Calculating Equilibrium Constant

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:56 am
by Ray Huang 1G
The units will cancel out when solving for equilibrium constants since the same units are in the numerator and denominator.

Re: Units When Calculating Equilibrium Constant

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:28 pm
by Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E
Because the equilibrium constant is a ratio, the units would cancel each other out. Therefore no units are required.