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Solids and Liquids

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:12 am
by Jessica Tsui 1H
In reactions with solids and liquids, why is PV insignificant?

Re: Solids and Liquids

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:01 am
by Riya Shah 4H
Because solids and liquids can be called 'incompressible'. It means that their volume varies very little or not at all with change in pressure.

Re: Solids and Liquids

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:10 am
by Carine Tamamian 2B
Solids and liquids don't count because their pressure and volume aren't affected

Re: Solids and Liquids

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:29 am
by Calvin Patel 2H
It is because you cannot compress a solid or liquid like you can to a gas. So therefore, the pressure and change in volume are negated since it won't make a difference.

Re: Solids and Liquids

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:37 pm
by Michael Novelo 4G
when a solid becomes a liquid or vice versa the volume isn't really changed. When a solid or liquid becomes a gas then there is a change in volume because the gas wants to expand it has different characteristics compared to a solid or liquid.

Re: Solids and Liquids

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:48 pm
by Nicklas_Wright_1A
Solids and liquids have a constant volume. Also, pressure is really only used to describe gasses.