Pre-equilibrium vs. steady-state


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Christine Chen 1H
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Pre-equilibrium vs. steady-state

Postby Christine Chen 1H » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:34 pm

Under what conditions is it okay to use the pre-equilibrium method and vice versa for steady-state?

MaanasO 1A
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Re: Pre-equilibrium vs. steady-state

Postby MaanasO 1A » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:11 pm

You use pre-equilibrium when you have an intermediate listed in your slow step. You don't use steady state because it's super mathy and he never taught it to us in class.

Nicolette_Canlian_2L
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Re: Pre-equilibrium vs. steady-state

Postby Nicolette_Canlian_2L » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:33 pm

the pre-equilibrium approach is a simpler way to get to the same solution with less complication.

George Ghaly 2L
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Re: Pre-equilibrium vs. steady-state

Postby George Ghaly 2L » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:41 pm

the steady step is never used in this class according to Dr. Lavelle since it requires too much math.

Noah Fox 1E
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Re: Pre-equilibrium vs. steady-state

Postby Noah Fox 1E » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:39 pm

I would avoid steady-state even as a sanity check primarily because it's long math intensive and time consuming.


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