Hw #8.49 standard state

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Hannah Krusenoski 2L
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Hw #8.49 standard state

Postby Hannah Krusenoski 2L » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:00 am

Why can we assume that the reaction in this question is in its standard state and use 298 K and 8.314 J/Kmol in PV=nRT?

Kelly Seto 2J
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Re: Hw #8.49 standard state

Postby Kelly Seto 2J » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:18 am

I think that it's just the nature of the textbook that when no explicit information about the conditions is given, it means that the reaction is occurring under standard conditions (298 K for thermodynamics)

Lily Sperling 1E
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Re: Hw #8.49 standard state

Postby Lily Sperling 1E » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:54 pm

We know it is in standard state because all od the reactants and products are given in their standard states, in this case - gases.

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Re: Hw #8.49 standard state

Postby rkusampudi » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:15 pm

Because it doesn't say otherwise and because all the given information assumes a standard state, it is a safe assumption to make.

Lily Guo 1D
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Re: Hw #8.49 standard state

Postby Lily Guo 1D » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:32 pm

My TA once said to assume that you're under standard conditions (298K and 1 atm) if the textbook doesn't say what temperature/pressure you're at, so I think you'd just assume that you're at standard state.

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