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Acid Base Equilibria

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:41 pm
by Helen Struble 2F
How are acid base calculations different than regular equilibria calculations? Or is it all the same concepts just applied in one specific scenario?

Re: Acid Base Equilibria

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:08 pm
by MingdaH 3B
Equilibrium concepts can be applied to many parts of chemistry. Acid base is an important one among many applications.

Re: Acid Base Equilibria

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:02 pm
by Brianna Becerra 1B
The examples we have covered in lectures are an application of the rules we have learned for calculating k, but for different situations such as to acids and bases.

Re: Acid Base Equilibria

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:30 pm
by Eesha Sohail 1D
I don't particularly understand the distinction between the K calculated through pressure of a gas and K from concentration. How are they different, and can they be converted into each other in any case?

Re: Acid Base Equilibria

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:44 pm
by Long Luong 2H
Eesha Sohail 1D wrote:I don't particularly understand the distinction between the K calculated through pressure of a gas and K from concentration. How are they different, and can they be converted into each other in any case?


In response to Eesha, it’s the same process to calculate K, but pressure and concentration use different units so they wouldn’t be interchangeable.

Re: Acid Base Equilibria

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:54 pm
by 005162520
Finding K in terms of pressure or concentrations are different because of the units and on a question it should be clear which one we should find in terms of what units they are looking for.