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Solids and Liquids Chemical Equilibrium

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:31 pm
by 904564128
I'm still confused how I could calculate the equilibrium constant when a reaction includes only solids and liquids. The course reader states the solids and liquids are not included in the equilibrium constant, so then does that just mean that no constant exists for that particular reaction? If so, then why is there an example that shows a reaction with solids and liquids, but then also shows what the equilibrium constant would be? (p. 122 in course reader)

Re: Solids and Liquids Chemical Equilibrium

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:24 pm
by amyjunus1A
Correct me if I am wrong (since I do have an older version of the course reader), but I cannot find a reaction with all solids or liquids where Dr. Lavelle is attempting to find the equiibirum constant. I can find a reaction with solid and aqueous, in which case you woud use the aqueous, and I can find a reaction with solids and a gas, in which case you would use the gas. Sorry if this is not helpful.