Midterm Q4

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Gisela F Ramirez 2H
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Midterm Q4

Postby Gisela F Ramirez 2H » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:35 am

I was wondering, why was the ICE table not the right approach?

Sophia Diaz - Dis 1B
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Re: Midterm Q4

Postby Sophia Diaz - Dis 1B » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:44 am

I think the reason why is because all of the values are technically already given to you since you can find the [H30+] through the pH, which is given, and the [HCO3] is given in the prompt. Because of this, you have all the numbers you need in order to find [CO2]. So I don't think its that an ICE table is a "wrong" approach, I just think you don't really need one since all the numbers are given in order to set up k = [prod] / [react]

Claudia Luong 4K
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Re: Midterm Q4

Postby Claudia Luong 4K » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:41 am

ICE Table is not needed for this problem, which is why it was probably not used in the solutions.

Samantha Silva 1F
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Re: Midterm Q4

Postby Samantha Silva 1F » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:44 am

I believe it's because the information given is enough to calculate the amount (in moles) of CO2 present.

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