Thinking point 5J

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Abigail Menchaca_1H
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Thinking point 5J

Postby Abigail Menchaca_1H » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:53 pm

"Suppose one of the products of a reaction at equilibrium is a pure solid. How will the equilibrium be affected if some of the solid is removed? If all the solid is removed?"

Niharika 1H
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Re: Thinking point 5J

Postby Niharika 1H » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:11 pm

Because solids are not included in the equilibrium expression, removing it would not affect the equilibrium constant.

Amy Kumar 1I
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Re: Thinking point 5J

Postby Amy Kumar 1I » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:38 pm

Since solids technically do not have a concentration, they are not involved in equilibrium constant equations. This means that equilibrium constants are the same even if the solid is removed.

Vincent Leong 2B
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Re: Thinking point 5J

Postby Vincent Leong 2B » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:04 pm

No change; solids are pure substances and their changes in concentration are insignificant so we don't include them in the equilibrium constants.

Jack Riley 4f
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Re: Thinking point 5J

Postby Jack Riley 4f » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:10 pm

It would have no effect because solids are not part of the equation

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