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ICE Chart Original Value Change

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:33 pm
by Christopher Ansay 1C
In HW problem number 11.67, we are given the original partial pressures of each molecule. When making the ICE chart, it says that it is easier to push the reaction as far to the left as possible then start from new initial conditions. What are other situations in which we must change the initial values and use the new ones? How are we supposed to know when to do that instead of using the original given values?

Re: ICE Chart Original Value Change

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:05 pm
by Chem_Mod
If the way the answer key did it is confusing to you, you can actually do it the other way if you want. I believe they did it that way to make the math easier but in general you can just follow the steps outlined in lecture.

Re: ICE Chart Original Value Change

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:35 pm
by 304579397
We push back the products in cases where the icebox does not help solve the quadratic equation and all the terms cancel out.

Re: ICE Chart Original Value Change

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:03 pm
by Laila Sathe 1D
You can do it when it isn't obvious which direction the reaction will go. You push the reaction all the way to one side so you know what will be produced and consumed. You could also calculate Q to figure that out.