Finding K: liquids and aqueous

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Abigail Menchaca_1H
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Finding K: liquids and aqueous

Postby Abigail Menchaca_1H » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:38 pm

Why do we keep aqueous solutions in the concentration equations and not liquids?

Hussain Chharawalla 1G
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Re: Finding K: liquids and aqueous

Postby Hussain Chharawalla 1G » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:41 pm

Aqueous solutions have a defined concentration. For example 10 moles of salt in one liter of aqueous solution is 10M concentration. However, a liquid by itself cannot be measured in concentration. If you had just water, you would not be able to write it in terms of a concentration.

Emil Velasco 1H
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Re: Finding K: liquids and aqueous

Postby Emil Velasco 1H » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:43 pm

While liquids do not have a defined concentration (molarity), aqueous solutions do.

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Re: Finding K: liquids and aqueous

Postby 005324438 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:50 pm

Liquids are pure substances and therefor cannot have a concentration. To have a concentration there needs to be a solute in a solvent, 2 substances, liquids are only 1 substance.

Althea Zhao 1B
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Re: Finding K: liquids and aqueous

Postby Althea Zhao 1B » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:16 pm

Liquids don't change, so they cancel out.

chari_maya 3B
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Re: Finding K: liquids and aqueous

Postby chari_maya 3B » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:35 pm

Is this the same case for solids?

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Re: Finding K: liquids and aqueous

Postby 405268063 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:00 pm

Yes, this is the same case for solids. Their concentrations do not change.

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Re: Finding K: liquids and aqueous

Postby AGaeta_2C » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:51 pm

To clarify,
solids are not included in the K expression because they don't necessarily have a "concentration," and liquids are not included because they consist of a pure substance?

Is this thinking correct?


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