I in ICE Chart

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Ashley Lopez 3J
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I in ICE Chart

Postby Ashley Lopez 3J » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:22 pm

When we are writing down the Initial concentration, is there ever a time that products will not equal 0?

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Re: I in ICE Chart

Postby IsaacLaw1E » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:27 pm

Let's say that you've added some reactants and allowed the reaction to go to equilibrium. At equilibrium, there will be some reactants and some products, so the concentrations of each will be greater than zero. After the reaction reaches equilibrium, you add some more reactants. The reaction is now in the initial phase and has to reach equilibrium, but there are still some products from the first equilibrium reaction, so the initial products will not equal zero. So yes, this is possible.

lauren_tran_1L
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Re: I in ICE Chart

Postby lauren_tran_1L » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:38 pm

Yes! For example in a decomposition reaction this would be the case!

Rose_Malki_3G
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Re: I in ICE Chart

Postby Rose_Malki_3G » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:25 pm

Yes if the reverse reaction were being executed then you would have an initial concentration for the products.

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Re: I in ICE Chart

Postby Savana Maxfield 3F » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:47 pm

To add on to the post above, when there is an initial concentration of the products, the initial concentration of the reactants will be zero (and vice versa).

Emma_Barrall_3J
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Re: I in ICE Chart

Postby Emma_Barrall_3J » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:49 pm

Yes, the reaction will proceed more in the reverse direction.

Eliot Kagan 2G
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Re: I in ICE Chart

Postby Eliot Kagan 2G » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:50 pm

The question will likely tell you when the product is not zero. The examples provided above will also imply that the product isn't zero.

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Re: I in ICE Chart

Postby Alison Perkins 2B » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:57 pm

If you are given the initial concentration for products, then the reactants could be zero for initial concentration if you are asked to find the concentration of the reactants.

Bhuvan Kommineni 3L
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Re: I in ICE Chart

Postby Bhuvan Kommineni 3L » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:06 pm

Yes! Depending on the situation that is entirely possible.

Jerry_T
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Re: I in ICE Chart

Postby Jerry_T » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:19 pm

In the case of a reverse reaction, you will be given the initial concentration of the products instead.

jia207
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Re: I in ICE Chart

Postby jia207 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:23 pm

The I stands for "Initial Concentrations" and in a reverse reaction the initial concentrations are from the products

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Re: I in ICE Chart

Postby Emma Strassner 1J » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:34 pm

Yes, if you are given the initial concentration for a reverse reaction, the products would not equal 0.


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