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### Using equilibrium constant in gibbs equation [duplicate]

In my chemistry textbook, it is written that : Gibbs energy for a reaction in which all reactants and products are in standard state, $\Delta_\mathrm{r}G^\circ$ is related to the equilibrium ...
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### Which equilibrium constant is appropriate to use?

I have learnt that the standard free energy change is related to the equilibrium constant of a reaction by, $$\Delta G^\circ = -RT \ln K$$ Here, does $K$ refer to $K_p$ or $K_c$? Also, please give ...
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### Why does the equilibrium constant change on scaling the stoichiometric coefficients of a reaction?

I read in my textbook that if we multiply a chemical reaction by some factor(let's say $b$) its new equilibrium constant becomes $K^b$.But I don't understand why this happens.. What is the difference ...
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### Derivation of van 't Hoff equation for temperature dependence of equilibrium constant

While I was reading about the usefulness of the quantity $\Delta H$, I found that it can be used to calculate the how the equilibrium constant varies with temperature. How can this be done? Does it ...
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### Why does the equilibrium constant depend on the temperature but not on pressure and concentration?

According to my textbook (and intuitively) certain changes when the aforementioned 3 variables are altered occur in accordance with Le Chatelier's Principle. However, what I don't understand is what ...
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### Why proton concentration is divided by 10⁻⁷?

I am reviewing the book Biochemistry Concepts and Connections by Appling, Cahill, and Mathews and I cannot understand why they divide by the hydrogen concentration by $10^{-7}$. Why not just leave it ...
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### Why do the units of rate constants change, and what does that physically mean?

Just to be clear, I do understand that the units of the rate constant k is selected to make the equation dimensionally consistent. That is not what I am asking. It should be the case that k 'means' ...
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### Calculating Vapor Pressure from Delta G/ Kp

For the process, $\ce{CH3OH(l) -> CH3OH(g)}$ $\Delta G^\circ = 4.30\ \mathrm{kJ/mol}$ at 25 °C. What is the vapor pressure of $\ce{CH3OH(l)}$ at 25 °C in mmHg? (A) 0.176 mmHg (B) 14.0 mmHg ...
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### Why is the equilibrium constant given in litre per mole?

At $800\:\mathrm{K}$ a reaction mixture contained $0.5\:\mathrm{mol}$ of $\ce{SO2}$, $0.12\:\mathrm{mol}$ of $\ce{O2}$ and $5\:\mathrm{mol}$ of $\ce{SO3}$ at equilibrium. $K_\mathrm c$ for the ...
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### Why isn't ΔG equal to zero for this equilibrium reaction?

In the reaction $\ce{E(g) <=> P(g)}$ at 25 °C, equilibrium is reached when the pressure of the product is 0.100 that of the reactant. What is $\Delta G$ in joules? Using $\Delta G = RT\ln K$, ...

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