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Reaction constant

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:10 pm
by Rucha Kulkarni 2A
For a particular reaction, if it isn't specified whether the constant is Kc or Kp do we just assume that they mean Kc?

Re: Reaction constant

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:11 pm
by Jessica Schirmer 1J
I believe they will always specify because we would need to be given other values in order to solve for Kp or Kc. However I think it is more common to have Kc in a problem.

Re: Reaction constant

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:22 pm
by juchung7
I'm pretty sure Lavelle said they would just call it K without specifying, but you should know by the values given in the problem as p has to do with pressure and c with molarity.

Re: Reaction constant

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:31 am
by Eli Aminpour 2K
the problem will usually call it just K, and depending on what other values they give you in the problem, those will determine whether it is referring to Kc and Kp. The importance i think is to know the difference between the two.

Re: Reaction constant

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:27 pm
by Maddie Hong 1I
Generally, Kc is used for (aq) and Kp is used for gases.