Converting from Kp to Kc

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Diana A 2L
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Converting from Kp to Kc

Postby Diana A 2L » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:14 pm

For the sake of this course, do we have to know the convention equation from Kp to Kc? And if we do, will it be on Test 1? And if it is, will the equation for it be on the equation sheet? Thank you.

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Re: Converting from Kp to Kc

Postby 005384106 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:22 pm

What is the difference of Kp and Kc?

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Re: Converting from Kp to Kc

Postby 005384106 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:23 pm

How can there be different values for Kc and Kp if they are both equilibrium constants of a reaction?

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Re: Converting from Kp to Kc

Postby Morgan Carrington 2H » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:23 pm

I can't say if we will have to know how to convert between the two, but I know you should be able to convert from concentration to partial pressure. It was never said explicitly in class that we had to know how to do this, but maybe it is better just to know it in case.

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Re: Converting from Kp to Kc

Postby Sanjana Borle 2K » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:24 pm

Kp is the constant given by the partial pressures of the gases, and Kc is the equilibrium constant given by the concentrations of gases. They are both calculated the same way but will result in different numbers. I'm pretty sure that if we need to know them then the conversion constants will be given. Does anyone know if we need to know this?


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