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Postby LeAirraBullingor2k » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:29 pm

Is Kp only used when dealing with gases?

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Re: Kp

Postby Sidharth D 1E » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:40 pm

Kp is meant to be used when dealing with the partial pressures of various gases, and Kc is meant to be used for concentrations.

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Re: Kp

Postby Vincent Leong 2B » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:58 pm

Yes, Kp is only used with gases

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Re: Kp

Postby Jesalynne 2F » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:04 pm

Kp is used when dealing with gases, it is the equilibrium constant calculated from the partial pressures.

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Re: Kp

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

K is the general equilibrium constant while Kp refers to the equilibrium constant when using partial pressures.

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Re: Kp

Postby gconcha » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:16 pm

KP is used to deal with the partial pressures of an equation at equilibrium, (P=Pressure). Since, as explained in lecture, you can't compress solids and it takes an absurd amount of energy to compress liquids a small amount, their affect on the pressure of a reaction container are taken to be negligible. Therefore, you should use KP only with gases.

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Re: Kp

Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:18 pm

Kp is only used for gases, while Kc is used for concentrations. If needed, you can convert individual species from concentration to atm through PV=nRT

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