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EMurphy_2L
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units

Postby EMurphy_2L » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:39 pm

for the equilibrium constant of pressure, what units are acceptable? do we have to convert all pressures to atm? In class Lavelle used ate but the textbook uses bar... do we convert or just use bar

Madeline Phan 1E
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Re: units

Postby Madeline Phan 1E » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:09 pm

The equilibrium constant requires no units.

Aman Sankineni 2L
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Re: units

Postby Aman Sankineni 2L » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:13 pm

By definition, the equilibrium constant has no units, as we're supposed to be using active masses instead of the molarity/ concentrations of the respective substances.

Abby Soriano 1J
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Re: units

Postby Abby Soriano 1J » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:19 pm

Aman Sankineni 2L wrote:By definition, the equilibrium constant has no units, as we're supposed to be using active masses instead of the molarity/ concentrations of the respective substances.


During lecture, Dr. Lavelle talked about how in ideal situations, we assume that the activity equals the concentration, which is why we have no units. Could something clarify this idea a bit?


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