tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5282925265652906636.post544352788081605908..comments2016-09-26T06:05:14.729-07:00Comments on Investigations into Basic Problems: Where does the equilibrium expression come from?Georgios Scholarios / Georgehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04093146576088231265noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5282925265652906636.post-44060558343296766652016-09-26T06:05:14.729-07:002016-09-26T06:05:14.729-07:00It is a terrible fact that most mathematical and s...It is a terrible fact that most mathematical and science laws derivations are not taught in high school.Peter Goodwillhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02463773351509436436noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5282925265652906636.post-91318938506539468612016-09-24T21:49:15.531-07:002016-09-24T21:49:15.531-07:00Peter,
I did not find this in a book, but rather ...Peter,<br /><br />I did not find this in a book, but rather I (for the most part) discovered it on my own. I did however receive inspiration from Silberberg's textbook (mentioned in the footnotes) because it very briefly mentions multiplying together equilibrium constants of steps to yield the equilibrium constant of the whole reaction. I also received some help from Jim Clark, who runs chemguide.co.uk.<br />That said, while I myself didn't rely on a book, I eventually found out that derivations almost identical to mine have in fact been given before:<br /><br />Frost, A. A. (1941). Effect of concentration and rate on chemical equilibrium. <i>Journal of Chemical Education, 18</i>, pp. 272-274.<br /><br />Koenig, F. O. (1965). On the deduction of the equilibrium law from kinetics. <i>Journal of Chemical Education, 42</i>, pp. 227-230.<br /><br />If you are interested, I've written a draft of a more detailed treatment of the matter <a href="https://www.academia.edu/27606021/The_Derivation_of_the_Equilibrium_Constant_Expression" rel="nofollow">here</a>.George Khttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04093146576088231265noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5282925265652906636.post-50220950509559621762016-09-20T10:57:05.064-07:002016-09-20T10:57:05.064-07:00I have not read through this yet but it is intrigu...I have not read through this yet but it is intriguing. Which book did you find this in?Peter Goodwillhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02463773351509436436noreply@blogger.com