Page 1 of 1

Purity

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:10 pm
by 605110118
Does the pureness of products or reactants affect equilibrium constant?

Re: Purity

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:24 pm
by Kate Osborne 1H
The only thing that effects the equilibrium coefficient is a change in temperature

Re: Purity

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:41 pm
by LNgo 1G
I think in lecture a "pure" substance was described as that in a liquid or solid state. When calculating the equilibrium constant, solids nor liquids are included in the formula.

Re: Purity

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:48 pm
by Izzie Capra 2E
^^ I agree with this statement. When calculating K, look at the products and reactants that are either in the gas or aqueous phase. Pure solids or liquids shouldn't be used in the K expression or calculations.