Unites for K

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Leslie Almaraz 4G
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Unites for K

Postby Leslie Almaraz 4G » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:22 pm

Why does K not have any units? I know units matter when plugging it into the equation, but why doesn't it have any units after it is calculated?

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Re: Unites for K

Postby nicolely2F » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:28 pm

Because it's a ratio (between the amount of product and reactant)

Ryan Yoon 1L
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Re: Unites for K

Postby Ryan Yoon 1L » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:28 pm

K does not have units because it is a ratio of chemical activity of product to reactant. Chemical activities have no units and they are the product of the activity constant and the concentration of either reactant/product.

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