The Chemical Educator

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 128–130 | Cite as

Equilibrium Constant Units Revisited

  • Victor M. S. Gil
  • João C. PaivaEmail author
In the Classroom


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.


Equilibrium Constant School Level Compromise Solution Constant Unit 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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