Adding Water

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JamesAntonios 1E
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Adding Water

Postby JamesAntonios 1E » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:35 pm

The book specifies that adding water will only shift an equilibrium if the other products or reactants are not dilute. However, if they are dilute, it says that we can assume that the concentration is unchanged. Will this be specified, whether the products or reactants are dilute in solution or not, and how do we tell?

Rachel Lu_dis1H
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Re: Adding Water

Postby Rachel Lu_dis1H » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:59 pm

I'm not entirely sure, but to my understanding if products and reactants are aqueous then they are dissolved in water. So adding water would affect the concentration of products and reactants that are aqueous

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Re: Adding Water

Postby Michaela Capps 1l » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:36 am

^^^ Yes I also believe this to be right. The equation would specify by including the physical properties of the reactants and products in the equation. If any were aqueous then you would know to watch out for that

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