solvents in chemical equilibrium

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solvents in chemical equilibrium

Postby JasmineAlberto4J » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:59 pm

in calculating K by using [P]/[R] the solvent is treated as a pure substance and ignored, from an equation how can you tell if something is a solvent?

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Re: solvents in chemical equilibrium

Postby JasmineChavez 1E » Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:15 pm

I think your best bet would be to go by definition and look at your chemical equation.
"A solvent is a substance that dissolves a solute (a chemically different liquid, solid or gas), resulting in a solution. A solvent is usually a liquid but can also be a solid or a gas."
SO look at the reactants or the wording of the problem to determine which compound is actually added to the other and try to imagine which one dissolves and which one does the dissolving.

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