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Homework Help: Acid affecting an equilibrium

  1. Jan 28, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    why does C2H5OH not affect the equilibrium of H+(aq) + 2CrO4-2(aq)---- yielding in a reversible reaction-----Cr2O7-2(aq) + OH-(aq)

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    Is it because C2H5OH is such a weak acid that it does not dissociate and therefore does not add H+ ions to the reaction and therefore does not affect the reaction?
     
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  3. Jan 28, 2010 #2

    chemisttree

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    That sounds right.
     
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