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Abstract Volume 4 Issue 4 (1999) pp 128-130

Equilibrium Constant Units Revisited

Victor M. S. Gil and Joćo C. Paiva*

University of Coimbra, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal

Published online: 2 August 1999

Abstract. The problem of the units associated with equilibrium constants is revisited. A brief survey of the arguments for and against using units with equilibrium constants is presented and the compromise solution that we have adopted in our teaching, both at the university and school level, is presented and justified.

Key Words: In the Classroom; equilibrium constants, gerneral chemistry

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Issue date: August 2, 1999

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