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ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 18 (2013) pp 121-122
DOI 10.1007/s00897132484

Using Probability to Teach Chemical Equilibrium

Igor Novak

Charles Sturt University, POB 883, Orange NSW 2800, Australia,
Received April 8, 2013. Accepted May 7, 2013.

Published: 24 May 2013

Abstract. We discuss the use of simple probability concepts to rationalize Law of Mass Action and Ionic Equilibrium. We show how the notion of probability as related to concentration, can be used to teach in a straightforward way these two chemical topics.

Key Words: In the Classroom; general chemistry; probability; chemical equilibrium; ionic equilibrium

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