What do we do when we are faced with a cubic equation?

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Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B
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What do we do when we are faced with a cubic equation?

Postby Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:42 pm

I know that sometimes we need to use the quadratic formula to solve for concentrations, but, what do we do when we are faced with a cubic equation? How do we solve for that?

Dina 2k
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Re: What do we do when we are faced with a cubic equation?

Postby Dina 2k » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:45 pm

if I remember correctly, when he discussed ice tables he also mentioned that he wouldn't give us a scenario involving cubic equations. if it came down to it, you would need to remember that if the K value is less than 5%, you can get rid of the x In addition or subtraction to make it a quadratic. I hope that helped.

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Re: What do we do when we are faced with a cubic equation?

Postby WGaines_2E » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:57 pm

We won't be given a cubic equation for a chemical equilibrium problem. The 5 percent rule should apply and you can ignore the x values for reactants.


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