ICE Box Ratios

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Vana Mirzakhani 3I
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ICE Box Ratios

May someone please explain the ratios for the ice boxes that we do? How does "-x" work with ratios? Thank you.

Aidan Ryan 1B
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Re: ICE Box Ratios

What do you mean by ratios? As in Products/ Reactants? -x is how much product has been taken away.

harshitasarambale4I
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Re: ICE Box Ratios

-X is usually found in the "C" or the "change" row of the ICE table. It is not used when calculating K.

Christina Chang 1C
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Re: ICE Box Ratios

I'm not sure if this answers your question but if you mean ratios as in using the balanced equations then if the reaction is like A+B-->2C then on the products side of the ice table on the change line it would be -X and -X but for the products side it would be +2X. Hope that helped

hazelyang2E
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Re: ICE Box Ratios

For a majority of the ICE tables, "-x" will be located in the "C" or change row for the reactants, and "+x" will be located in the "C" row for the products. It is also important to remember to multiply "x" by the molar ration of that compound. For example, if 2 CO2 is one of your reactants, the change would be "-2x."

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Re: ICE Box Ratios

-x will always be on the reactant side, someone correct me if im wrong (:

John_Richey_4A
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Re: ICE Box Ratios

-x is just what you subtract from the initial.

Arta Kasaeian 2C
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Re: ICE Box Ratios

So the “x” usually comes to work when calculating the change the concentrations/pressures we don’t know the amounts of. The (-x) is applied to the reactants side, which means when you make the table i would draw a huge line between reactants and products and anything left of that line is negative.

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Re: ICE Box Ratios

basically think of it as x is negative for the reactants because these are being used up to form the positive products

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