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Erik Buetow 1F
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Postby Erik Buetow 1F » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:15 am

When should we use the ice table vs when do we just use the normal equilibrium concentration? Is the ICE table only used when a reaction is not in equilibrium and we need to find information from it?

Jessica Booth 2F
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Postby Jessica Booth 2F » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:36 am

The ice tables are mainly used when we only know the initial concentration(s) and the equilibrium constant. Basically, we use ice tables when we are unable to just use the equilibrium concentrations and equilibrium constant to find the other equilibrium concentrations.

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Postby jisulee1C » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:47 am

ICE charts can be used to find equilibrium molar concentration using molar ratios and the change in molar concentration if the initial molar concentration for either reactants or products are given and the equilibrium constant is also given.

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Postby DLee_1L » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:56 am

Also, ICE tables are used to find the equilibrium concentrations for weak acids and bases that don't fully dissociate.

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Postby 805373590 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:00 pm

ICE tables are used when the problem is only providing the initial concentrations and we are trying to find the ph or ooh of weak acids or bases

Tahlia Mullins
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Postby Tahlia Mullins » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:30 pm

To determine if an ICE table is necessary, look at the information given. Such as, if the initial concentration(s) are given along with a Ka or Kb value, then an ICE table is the correct method in finding the equilibrium concentrations and other information.

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