When to find pressure for equilibrium problems

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Nick Fiorentino 1E
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When to find pressure for equilibrium problems

Postby Nick Fiorentino 1E » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:57 pm

When do we have to find the partial pressure for the gases involved in an equilibrium problem? There are gases in essentially every equilibrium problem but their partial pressures are not always calculated.

LNgo 1G
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Re: When to find pressure for equilibrium problems

Postby LNgo 1G » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:36 pm

I believe you only need to solve partial pressure when asked for the partial P for the individual compounds or if you need to solve for Kp.

Julie_Reyes1B
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Re: When to find pressure for equilibrium problems

Postby Julie_Reyes1B » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:46 pm

Adding on, if there is a mix of gases and aqueous solutions, you would use Kc instead of Kp so you would need concentrations rather than partial pressures.

Abby Soriano 1J
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Re: When to find pressure for equilibrium problems

Postby Abby Soriano 1J » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:47 pm

Yea, you only need to find partial pressures if they ask you to find them. In equilibrium problems, they'll typically already provide you with concentrations which you can use instead of partial pressures (you just need to remember when to use Kc versus Kp).


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