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Ch 12: Chemical Equilibrium Overview

About This Chapter

Further develop your understanding of chemical equilibrium with this overview covering solubility equilibrium, LeChatelier's Principle, selective precipitation, and more. These concise lessons are a useful resource for students preparing for an exam.

Chemical Equilibrium Overview - Chapter Summary

The self-paced lessons in this chapter provide an overview of chemical equilibrium. Calculating the equilibrium constant and equilibrium law expressions are some of the topics covered. After completing the chapter, you should feel confident and ready to:

  • Discuss the development of technology in chemical equilibrium
  • Describe the function of dynamic equilibrium
  • Explain LeChatelier's Principle
  • Provide examples of equilibrium constant and reaction quotient
  • Use a RICE table in equilibrium calculations
  • Define homogeneous equilibrium
  • Interpret solubility constants
  • Make equilibrium calculations using the common ion effect

Each lesson includes a quiz that will gauge how much of the content and details you can recall. Video timelines let you skip over subjects and review only the topics you need to review. Additionally, you can study the lessons while away from your computer by printing the quiz in worksheet form.

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: Chemical Equilibrium Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Chemical Equilibrium: Development & Applications

1. Chemical Equilibrium: Development & Applications

Chemical equilibrium is an important chemical concept to understand. In this lesson we will explore how it was developed and see some modern applications of this principle.

Dynamic Equilibrium: Definition, Function & Examples

2. Dynamic Equilibrium: Definition, Function & Examples

In this lesson, we will discuss dynamic equilibrium and define the equilibrium constant expression, K, for a given reaction. We will also use an example to practice calculating the equilibrium constant.

LeChatelier's Principle: Disruption and Re-Establishment of Equilibrium

3. LeChatelier's Principle: Disruption and Re-Establishment of Equilibrium

Learn how Le Chatelier's Principle describes the disruption and re-establishment of equilibrium. Learn to explain the factors that disrupt equilibrium, such as concentration, temperature, and pressure. Learn how each of these factors affects a system in equilibrium.

Equilibrium Constant (K) and Reaction Quotient (Q)

4. Equilibrium Constant (K) and Reaction Quotient (Q)

In this lesson, we will first define and explain the notion of a chemical equilibrium. Then, you'll learn about the equilibrium constant and reaction quotient. Finally, we'll round off the lesson with a couple of examples to solidify what you've learned!

Using a RICE Table in Equilibrium Calculations

5. Using a RICE Table in Equilibrium Calculations

Learn what the RICE table is and how to fill in the table with the reaction, initial concentration, change in concentration and amount of product and reactants at equilibrium. Learn how to use the RICE table to calculate the concentrations and amounts and the equilibrium constant of equations at equilibrium.

Solubility Equilibrium: Using a Solubility Constant (Ksp) in Calculations

6. Solubility Equilibrium: Using a Solubility Constant (Ksp) in Calculations

Learn the definition of solubility and solubility constant (Ksp) in this lesson. Interpret solubility constants and make calculations involving the dissociation of a slightly soluble compound given molar solubility.

The Common Ion Effect and Selective Precipitation

7. The Common Ion Effect and Selective Precipitation

Learn what the common ion effect is, how to make equilibrium calculations involving it, and how to find the concentrations of ions when adding reactions in equilibrium to solutions that already contain ions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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