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The state in which both reactants and products are present at concentrations which have no further tendency to change with time.

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Molarity Numerical on Water Gas Shift Reaction

For the water gas shift reaction below, $K_c = 3.491$ at a certain temperature. What are the equilibrium concentrations of all the components of the reaction if $\pu{0.3815 mol}$ of $\ce{CO}$ and $\ce{...
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How should we express concentrations and partial pressures in ΔG=-RTlnK? [duplicate]

I understand that $K$ will be dimensionless. Let's say an equilibrium involving $K_p$ and the reaction is $\ce{A -> B}$, $K_p$ will be dimensionless. If the reaction $\ce{A + B -> C}$, then ...
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What kind of system is required for dynamic equilibrium to be set up?

Most websites and books mention a closed system, but technically isn't an isolated system required? If energy can be transferred, then the position of of the equilibrium will continuously change and ...
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ICE table with changing volume without Kc [closed]

Just having trouble understanding how to approach an ICE table question with no Kc and a volume change Given If you had 4.4 mol of a solid, A, placed in a 1L container which decomposed in to B and ...
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Questions in Equilibrium [closed]

I have two inquiries concerning equilibrium: Does $K_c = 5.0$ indicate that the equilibrium mixture contains both products and reactants at an approximately equal amount? I know that $K_c \approx 1.0$...
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Proving a relation for fugacity of component i in term of independent variables (T,V)

In Molecular Thermodynamics of fluid phase equilibria by Prausnitz et al. [1] the authors recommend to use the following equation which gives the fugacity of component $i$ in terms of independent ...
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Statistical model of ligand substitution

Recently, I was told that in case of a particular step of a generic ligand substitution reaction: $$\ce{M(OH2)_{$N - n$}L_{n} + L <=> M(OH2)_{$N - n - 1$}L_{$n + 1$} + H2O}$$ The probability ...
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For Hess' law type questions, when do you take the inverse of the constant and when do you switch the sign?

For example, when you're given the enthalpy $\Delta H$ of a reaction and you want to switch that reaction around in order to add it to something else, you switch the sign. Furthermore, when adding ...
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Predicting Glycine-HCl's multiple equivalence points

I have currently completed a titration curve for glycine-HCl (2omL @ 0.1M, therefore 2.0mmol) where I have the known pH at each interval of added NaOH (adding 4mL each interval of 1.0M then measure pH)...
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Equilibrium Constants For Phenol Tautomers

I encountered the following equilibrium constant values for the keto-enol interconversions of phenol in Organic Chemistry (Solomons, Fryhle, Snyder, 3rd Edition): I wonder what could explain the ...
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Equilibrium constant of water

If $\ce{H2O}$ dissociates as follows: $$\ce{2H2O <=> H3O+ + OH-}$$ and not in this way: $$\ce{H2O <=> H+ + OH-}$$ why is the equilibrium constant: $$K_{eq}=\frac {\ce{[H+][OH-]}} {\ce{[H2O]...
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Stoichiometry based on addition of simultaneous equilibria

I read on another equilibrium question that if two equilibria occur at the same time, then it is not accurate with actual stoichiometry to add the two equations and multiply the equilibrium constants $...
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Derivation of equilibrium constant [duplicate]

In general chemistry, we learn that the equilibrium constant, defined in terms of activities, for the reaction $$\ce{aA + bB -> cD + dD}$$ is given by $$K_\mathrm{eq} = \frac{(\ce{C})^c(\ce{D})^...
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Calculate pH at equivalence point [closed]

Calculate the pH at the equivalence point of a titration of 62 mL of 0.1 M $\ce{CH_3NH_2}$ with 0.20 M HCl. The $\ce{K_b}=4.4\cdot10^{-4}$. At the equivalence point, the moles of CH3NH2 equals the ...
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Derivation of Gibbs free energy formula

Okay, so I'm trying to derive an important formula which states that - ∆G(r) = ∆G° + RTln( RQ ) where ∆G(r) is the instantaneous rate of change of Gibbs energy with ...
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Why is high pressure and high temperature favourable for the formation of diamond? [duplicate]

Graphite can be converted to diamond and this conversion is favourable under high pressure and high temperature. Is there a reason for this from the point of view of "Le Chatelier's Principle"? I ...
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What is the reasoning behind deriving electrode potential of a metal-metal sparingly soluble salt electrode?

Considering a sparingly soluble salt $M_xN_y$ of the metal $M$, in which the corresponding reaction is $M_xN_y$ = $xM^{y+}$ + $yN^{x-}$, the standard electrode potential is given by $E^{o}_{M_xN_y/M/...
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Effect of inert gas on Q

Adding an inert gas will not affect Q if that reaction is held at a constant volume. But, if the reaction is held at constant pressure, then adding inert gas will change Q bc the partial pressures of ...
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Who developed the concept of ICE tables?

Many general chemistry courses (at least in the US) or online tutorials solve problems of chemical equilibrium by using ICE (sometimes RICE) tables, which track how the moles of reactants and products ...
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Determining Kc for the equilibrium involving iron thiocyanate using spectrophotometric data

$$\ce{Fe^3+(aq) + SCN-(aq) <=> [Fe(SCN)]^2+(aq)}$$ $\pu{12.0 mL}$ of $\pu{0.00110 mol L-1}$ $\ce{Fe^3+}$ was added to $\pu{6.00 mL}$ of $\pu{0.00140 mol L-1}$ $\ce{SCN-}$. The absorbance of ...
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Which acid/base does a strong base/acid react when added to a buffer solution?

I'm in high school chemistry and just learning about buffer solutions. For example, given a buffered solution of $\ce{CH3COOH}$ and $\ce{NaCH3COO}$ with $K_a = 1.8 \times 10^{-5}$, we might want to ...
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Regarding ΔG and equilibrium constant [duplicate]

We know that $$ΔG = ΔG^\circ + RT\ln{Q} \tag{1}$$ where $Q$ is reaction quotient, and also that at equilibrium becomes $$ΔG^\circ = -RT\ln{k} \tag{2}$$ I was trying to apply this equation to a ...
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Calculating the pH of a buffer made by a diprotic acid and its double salt

The concentration of the diprotic acid (tartaric acid) will be constant at $\pu{ 0.1 M}$. I want to find the concentration of its double salt (potassium sodium tartrate) needed to create a buffer of $\...
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Please explain the mystery of the equilibrium constant expression for chemical reactions [closed]

Given a reversible chemical reaction, e.g. $$\ce{CuCl4^2-(aq) <=> Cu^2+(aq) + 4Cl-(aq) + \text{heat}}$$ occurring in a medium, the equilibrium constant is defined as $$K = \frac{[\ce{Cu^2+}][\ce{...
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Equilibrium Constant and Reaction Mechanism [duplicate]

How is it possible for the equilibrium constant to not depend on a reaction's mechanism? For the elementary reaction $$aA + bB \rightleftharpoons dD + eE$$ I understand that the rate of the ...
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Equilibrium constant for esterification process

Teacher told us that the concentration term for pure liquids and solids is always $1$. But online I found this reaction: $$\ce{CH3COOH(l) + CH3CH2OH(l) <=> CH3COOCH2CH3(l) + H2O(l)}$$ ...
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How to calculate the equilibrium constant for nitrogen, hydrogen, and ammonia?

$\pu{2 mol}$ of $\ce{N2}$ is mixed with $\pu{6 mol}$ of $\ce{H2}$ in a closed vessel of $\pu{1 L}$ capacity. If $50\%$ of $\ce{N2}$ is converted into $\ce{NH3}$ at equilibrium, what is the value of $...
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Should I include ions from the solvent in solubility product constant calculations?

I'm trying to determine the Solubility Constant $K_\mathrm{sp}$ of $\ce{Ba(NO3)2}$ dissolved in nitric acid solution $\ce{HNO3}$ from experimental data. $\ce{HNO3}$ will be mostly dissociated so ...
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Is a discharged battery in a state of chemical equilibrium?

A reaction that has reached chemical equilibrium no longer shows changes in reactant and product concentrations, but forward and reverse reactions are still going on. I'm confused whether a completely ...
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What is the concentration of H2 for the equation H2+I2=2HI if the equilibrium constant is 64 and the initial concentrations are both 1.9

So for this, I set up the equation = $$64= \frac{(x)^2}{(1.9-x)^2}$$ I took the sqrt of both sides and got $$8=\frac{x}{(1.9-x)}$$ So then I did $$8(1.9-x)=x$$ And simplified I got $$15.2=9x$$ ...
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How to describe the ionization equilibria of multiple ionizable species

For a weak acid [PB] in a buffered solution [H2PO4]/[HPO4] at pH 7.5 where: If some of the species [PB] was removed from the solution by partitioning on to an adsorbent, the equilibrium of [PB] ...
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Gibbs free energy in standard state vs. equilibrium

I have a problem with the definition of the standard Gibbs energy and its connection to the equilibrium constants. I think, that I've basically understood what the different equation mean but there ...
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Conversion of graphite into diamond [duplicate]

The standard state Gibbs free energies of formation of C(graphite) and C(diamond) at $T = \pu{298 K}$ are $\pu{0 kJ mol-1}$ and $\pu{2.9 kJ mol-1}$, respectively. The conversion of graphite [C(...
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Why neglecting OH Ions from charge balance?

I have a problem, in which the concentration of $\ce{Ca^{2+}}$ ions in water should be related to the partial pressure of $\ce{CO2}$ (assuming the water is an open system and in equilibrium with ...
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Ionic equilibrium between multiple ions

This is a question from IIT-JEE 1993: For the reaction $$\ce{[Ag(CN)2]^- -> Ag^+ + 2CN^-}$$ the equilibrium constant at $\pu{298 K}$ is $\pu{4e-10}$. The silver ion concentration in a ...
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Drug pH and pKa known, is it an acid or a base? [closed]

I want to answer the question if a drug which is analysed for pH and pKa is ionised or not ionised in a cow stomach with a pH of 6. The drug has a pH of 8,52 and a pKa of 8,78. Since the pH is 8,52 ...
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Intuition for why catalyst affects both forward and reverse reactions equally?

I have looked for quite a long time on the site however all the answers involve mathematical explanations involving Arrhenius's equation. I would really like an intuitive reason (or one using ...
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Effect of solid in equilibrium

CaCO3 (s) = CaO (s) + CO2 (g) We know that pure solids quantity doesn't affect the position of equilibrium. But the application of pressure in gas does. If we add CaCO3 in the closed system, the ...
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How does monoethanolamine (MEA) increase pH?

I know pH of a solution increases with increase concentration of $\ce{OH-}$. I'm wondering: when adding MEA, is the $\ce{OH-}$ group from the MEA breaking off, or is it the whole MEA molecule taking ...
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Why does the degree of dissociation change when we dilute a weak acid even though the equilibrium constant $K$ is constant?

$K$ represents the ratio of concentrations of molecules in a solution at equilibrium, which means that $Q_\mathrm{r}$ (that ratio at any given point) looks to be identical to $K$. In other words, the ...
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Calculating Equilibrium Partial Pressures Given Kp and Mass

For the reaction $$\ce{AsCl5(g) <=> AsCl3(g) + Cl2(g)}$$ at $550$ K, the equilibrium constant ($K_p$) is $9.81$. Suppose that $3.150 \ g$ $\ce{AsCl5}$ is placed in an evacuated $600$ ml ...
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How can you use ICE tables to solve multiple coupled equilibria?

If I have a problem involving multiple coupled equilibrium reactions, such as Calcium fluoride, $\ce{CaF2}$, has a molar solubility of $\pu{2.1e−4 mol L−1}$ at pH = 7.00. By what factor does its ...
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Equilibrium constant for complex cobalt ion

What is the equilibrium constant for the $\ce{Co(H2O)_6^{2+}(aq) + 4 Cl-(aq) <=> CoCl_4^{2-}(aq) + 6H2O(l)}$? I've looked at various sources but none seem to yield the actual equilibrium ...
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Determining the reduction potential of a half cell reaction at a given pH

$E^\circ_\ce{Cu^2+|Cu} = \pu{0.34 V}$. What will be reduction potential at $\mathrm{pH} = 14$ for the same couple? Given that $K_\mathrm{sp}$ of $\ce{Cu(OH)2}$ is $10^{-19}$. My Attempt I think ...
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Decrease of volume by half in equilibrium - with specific numbers- how to solve?

$$\ce{CO (g) + Cl2(g)<=>COCl2}(g)$$ We have 2 mols of $\ce{CO}$, 1 Mol of $\ce{Cl2}$,and 9.765 Mols of $\ce{COCl2}$ contained in 1 L. The system is currently in equilibrium. We ...
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Is liquid water in equilibrium with water vapor at room temperature?

This question was inspired by Why does liquid water form when we exhale on a mirror?. This question is different from Why does water evaporate at room temperature? because it asks about whether an ...
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Is there a difference between equilibrium and steady state?

The term equilibrium is used in the context of reversible reactions that reach a point where concentrations no longer change. The term steady-state is used in enzyme kinetics when the concentration of ...
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Why can't a weaker acid protonate the conjugate base of a stronger acid?

So I've heard that, supposedly, a weaker acid cannot protonate the conjugate base of a stronger acid to give that stronger acid. For instance, adding ethanoic acid to sodium sulphate will not result ...
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Is common ion effect applicable on two strong electrolytes

Consider the nitration of benzene using mixed conc. $\ce{H2SO4}$ and $\ce{HNO3}$.If a large amount of $\ce{KHSO4}$ is added to the mixture the rate of nitration will be : Faster Slower ...
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Determination of pKb of a mono acidic base

$20$ mL of a weak monoacidic base($\text{BOH}$) requires $12$ mL of $0.3$ M $\text{HCl}$ solution for the equivalence point. During titration, the pH of the base solution was $10$ upon the addition of ...