Solids and Liquids for pressure change

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Solids and Liquids for pressure change

Postby Jordan_Wesson_2J » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:41 pm

Why don't we consider solids and liquids when pressure is being changed?

tierra parker 1J
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Re: Solids and Liquids for pressure change

Postby tierra parker 1J » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:45 pm

i'm guessing it's because solids and liquids usually aren't affected by changes in pressure like gases are.

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Re: Solids and Liquids for pressure change

Postby Matthew Mar 1J » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:29 pm

Solids and liquids can't be compressed because they have set volumes, while gasses are able to spread out to fill whatever space they are in. Because the change in the reaction is actually a result of a change in volume, solids and liquids, whose volumes are unable to change, aren't affected by pressure changes.

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Re: Solids and Liquids for pressure change

Postby mcredi » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:37 pm

Changes in presure have very little effect on the volume of a liquid. Liquids are relatively incompressible because any increase in pressure can only slightly reduce the distance between the closely packed molecules.


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