How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

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How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

Postby rita_debbaneh2G » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:08 pm

For example, let's say the reactants are an aqueous solution and a solid and the products are a gas and an aqueous solution?

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Re: How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

Postby Bella Wachter 1A » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:10 pm

Solids and liquids are not included in the equilibrium constant.

If we had a mix of aqueous species and gases, we would need to convert the partial pressures of the gases into concentrations (using the Ideal Gas Law) and then use Kc (instead of Kp because we cannot convert concentrations of aqueous species into partial pressures).

If we are already given the concentrations of the gases, we simply plug them in along with the aqueous concentrations to the Kc equation.

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Re: How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

Postby anikamenon2H » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:12 pm

You would only include the aqueous reactants and the gas and aqueous products. Solids are omitted but it otherwise follows the same format as always, the important thing is just knowing what to omit (solids and liquids).

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Re: How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

Postby JonathanSung_2G » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:15 pm

Pure liquids and solids are not factored into the equilibrium constant expression. In your example, you will only need to use the equilibrium concentrations of the aqueous solutions and gases. Omit the solid reactant in the expression, so you would have the concentrations of both products over the concentration of the aqueous solution reactant.

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Re: How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

Postby EnricoArambulo3H » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:26 pm

You would only factor the substances in the gaseous phase, or in an aqueous solution. You would NOT factor solids and liquids into your equilibrium constant. Hope this helped!

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Re: How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

Postby Sara Sandri 2B » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:32 pm

If you had an aqueous and solid on the reactants side and a gas and aqueous on the products side, you must remember to omit the solids and liquids from your equilibrium constant equation. Since Kc= products/ reactants, you would write it so that Kc= (gaseous product^ its coefficient)(aqueous product^its coefficient)/(aqueous reactant^its coefficient), omitting the solid on the reactants side since it is a pure substance and its concentration does not change.

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Re: How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

Postby Arezo Ahmadi 3J » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:34 pm

You would just not include the solid as is the standard procedure for writing out the equation. Both solids and liquids are not included in the equilibrium constant. You would, however, include the gas and aqueous solution.

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Re: How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

Postby Siwa Hwang 3G » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:40 pm

Remember that solids do NOT have concentrations since it is not composed of solvent. So leave out solids and liquids in the equilibrium equation to find the constant. Just include the concentration or pressure of gas or aqueous solution.

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Re: How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

Postby Emily Langie 3L » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:59 pm

Concentration is measured in mol/L, so it doesn't apply to solids. Liquids are also omitted from the equation, so you would only include the concentrations of gas or aqueous solutions.

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Re: How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

Postby James Fu 2F » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:17 pm

I believe that we do not include solids and gasses when calculating the equilibrium constant. This is because the molar concentration of pure substances such as solids or liquids does not significantly alter or change the amount of product or reactant in a reaction.

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Re: How do you write the K for an equation with heterogeneous equilibria?

Postby Nan_Guan_1L » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:21 pm

you would only need to consider the aq formed components. gases and solids would not be considered!


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