Table 5G.2

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Amy Luu 2G
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Table 5G.2

Postby Amy Luu 2G » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:05 pm

In the table, it gives us both the k and kc values for the reactions. What is the difference between the two and how do we know which one to use? For example in problem 5I.13 how do we know whether to use K or Kc when finding the reaction composition?

Sahil Jog 1F
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Re: Table 5G.2

Postby Sahil Jog 1F » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:18 pm

Typically, you would use Kc when you are given the concentration of the compounds, while Kp when you are working with gases. But in this case, it would not really matter which ones you use to calculate, since the equilibrium ratio would be the same.

Nuoya Jiang
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Re: Table 5G.2

Postby Nuoya Jiang » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:48 pm

We can use the Kc in this table if the question asks us to solve for concentrations of gases in the reaction, such as question 5.39.

Rory Simpson 2F
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Re: Table 5G.2

Postby Rory Simpson 2F » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:40 pm

In the table I think that K is just referring to Kp based on the fact that all of the equations only have gases. So, use "K" in the table if you are solving using partial pressure and use "Kc" in the table if using concentrations.

EllieSchmidtke_4I
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Re: Table 5G.2

Postby EllieSchmidtke_4I » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:58 pm

For problem 5I.3, why would you use Kc = 160 from Table 5G.2 instead of Kc = 794 or Kc = 54?

JChen_2I
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Re: Table 5G.2

Postby JChen_2I » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:32 pm

EllieSchmidtke_4I wrote:For problem 5I.3, why would you use Kc = 160 from Table 5G.2 instead of Kc = 794 or Kc = 54?

The problem tells you the equilibrium mixture is at 500K which is why you use Kc=160


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