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AAMC 5 Question 14

Discussion in 'MCAT Study Question Q&A' started by nindra, Apr 25, 2012.

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  1. nindra

    nindra 2+ Year Member

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    I do not get how the concentration of (CP)n must be 1/n times the concentration of HPO4 2-.

    I think that since n is a subscript in CP, if n increases then concentration of CP too increases.
     
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    EnginrTheFuture 2+ Year Member

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    There have been a few topics on this earlier this week with good explanations... check out further down the forum list.
     
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    It was because HPO4 2- had a coefficient of n in front of it, so you must divide by that in order to get what the concentration of (CP) was. The subscript was irrelevant.

    (Unless it was more complicated and it was like n^n, and the subscript cancelled out an n?)
     

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