K for Gases

Labiba Sardar 2A
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K for Gases

When a question asks you to find K for a reaction that involves gases and it doesn't specify whether to find Kc or Kp, should you just find Kp? Or should you put down both Kc and Kp?

nehashetty_2G
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Re: K for Gases

For a reaction that involves just gases you would use Kp.

AlyshaP_2B
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Re: K for Gases

When the reaction is dealing with gases, I believe you should use Kp.

Matthew Tsai 2H
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Re: K for Gases

For gases you should use Kp, because gases would have a "concentration" in the same way as aqueous solutions, as there is not really a solvent. Instead, the equivalent of concentration for a gas would be its partial pressure.

Dina 2k
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Re: K for Gases

Can someone explain 5H.1?

Donna Nguyen 2L
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Re: K for Gases

Dina 2k wrote:Can someone explain 5H.1?

5H.1 is similar to the example shown on page 410 of the textbook, so you can follow that when trying to do this homework problem. In fact, part (a) is almost the same as the example. With the reverse reaction, the equilibrium constant is the reciprocal of the original chemical equation, so it would be 1/(equilibrium constant from original equation).

preyasikumar_2L
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Re: K for Gases

It probably depends on what you are given in the problem (the partial pressures or the concentrations). You could do either Kp or Kc, as long as you keep track and do not confuse the two because the values will not be the same. And in Wednesday's lecture Lavelle showed us how to convert between Kp and Kc, so either is probably okay.

DHavo_1E
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Re: K for Gases

preyasikumar_2L wrote:It probably depends on what you are given in the problem (the partial pressures or the concentrations). You could do either Kp or Kc, as long as you keep track and do not confuse the two because the values will not be the same. And in Wednesday's lecture Lavelle showed us how to convert between Kp and Kc, so either is probably okay.

Hello,

Could you explain how to convert between Kp and Kc? Thank you!

preyasikumar_2L
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Re: K for Gases

DHavo_1E wrote:
preyasikumar_2L wrote:It probably depends on what you are given in the problem (the partial pressures or the concentrations). You could do either Kp or Kc, as long as you keep track and do not confuse the two because the values will not be the same. And in Wednesday's lecture Lavelle showed us how to convert between Kp and Kc, so either is probably okay.

Hello,

Could you explain how to convert between Kp and Kc? Thank you!

Kp = Kc(RT)delta n
(R is the 0.08206 Latm/molK constant, T is temperature in Kelvin, delta n is change in moles of gas (gas ONLY) ((products-reactants)) )

RobertXu_2J
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Re: K for Gases

Find Kp, because the pressure that a gas exerts is used to represent its concentration.

Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I
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Re: K for Gases

You would use Kp because you would use pressure to find the equilibrium constant of gases.

ASetlur_1G
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Re: K for Gases

preyasikumar_2L wrote:
DHavo_1E wrote:
preyasikumar_2L wrote:It probably depends on what you are given in the problem (the partial pressures or the concentrations). You could do either Kp or Kc, as long as you keep track and do not confuse the two because the values will not be the same. And in Wednesday's lecture Lavelle showed us how to convert between Kp and Kc, so either is probably okay.

Hello,

Could you explain how to convert between Kp and Kc? Thank you!

Kp = Kc(RT)delta n
(R is the 0.08206 Latm/molK constant, T is temperature in Kelvin, delta n is change in moles of gas (gas ONLY) ((products-reactants)) )

Do we need to know how to convert between Kp and Kc?

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Re: K for Gases

Kp is the specific notation used for gases or when given partial pressures.