Solids and Concentration

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Talia Leano 2H
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Solids and Concentration

Postby Talia Leano 2H » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:41 pm

Why don't solids have a concentration?

Coleman Morrow
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Re: Solids and Concentration

Postby Coleman Morrow » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:48 pm

The concentration of a pure liquid or solid is just its density divided by its mass and if it doesn't change on either side of the equation, meaning none of it is dissolving, then there is no point in including it in the k equation.

JoshMoore2B
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Re: Solids and Concentration

Postby JoshMoore2B » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:14 pm

Talia Leano 2H wrote:Why don't solids have a concentration?


Solids aren't considered to have a concentration in terms of calculating equilibrium because they cancel out on both sides of the equation, or they don't have an effect on the equilibrium state of a reaction.

Emily Tieu 2K
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Re: Solids and Concentration

Postby Emily Tieu 2K » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:19 pm

I believe it's because solids have a fixed volume and do not dissolve when put into a solvent. Therefore, the solid concentration remains unchanged and does not affect equilibrium.

Gian Boco 2G
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Re: Solids and Concentration

Postby Gian Boco 2G » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:35 pm

Their volume does not change and they do not dissolve in solution

Dane_Beasley_1E
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Re: Solids and Concentration

Postby Dane_Beasley_1E » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:41 pm

Solids do not have concentration because their volume is fixed and they do not dissolve in a solution.

Sarah Salam 1J
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Re: Solids and Concentration

Postby Sarah Salam 1J » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:16 pm

They don't dissolve or change volume, and so they don't affect equilibrium, so their concentration doesn't matter.

Thomas Gimeno
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Re: Solids and Concentration

Postby Thomas Gimeno » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:25 pm

Concentration is the ratio of solute to solvent meaning the amount of something in solution compared to the amount of the solution itself. This doesn't really make sense for a solid because if I just hold some salt for example, there is no solute or solvent. However, Density is a measurement similar to concentration because density is the ratio of the amount of something to the amount of space it takes up.

Mehreen 3I
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Re: Solids and Concentration

Postby Mehreen 3I » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:39 pm

Talia Leano 2H wrote:Why don't solids have a concentration?

Solids have a fixed volume and so not dissolve in solutions. Hope this helped!


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