Example 5I.4

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Paige Lee 1A
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Example 5I.4

Postby Paige Lee 1A » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:06 pm

For this example, how do you know to find the partial pressures and not the concentrations at equilibrium?

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Re: Example 5I.4

Postby Zaynab Hashm 2I » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:12 pm

If you mean why we have to use partial pressure, it's because the question mentions that they're in a gas-phase equilibrium. We use partial pressure for gases.

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Re: Example 5I.4

Postby Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:33 pm

If you want to convert from concentration to partial pressure you have to use the ideal gas law: PV=nRT

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Re: Example 5I.4

Postby Pegah Nasseri 1K » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:38 pm

Always when calculating K for gases, partial pressure is used. However, if the question specifically asks you to find then you would use the concentration of the gases. You would convert the partial pressure of the gases to molar concentration using the equation PV=nRT (n/V (concentration) = P/RT).

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Re: Example 5I.4

Postby 705302428 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:18 pm

Because we use partial pressure when dealing with gasses.

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