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Maggie Doan 1I
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Post Assessment

Postby Maggie Doan 1I » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:01 am

Why are equilibrium constants useful?

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Re: Post Assessment

Postby jonathanjchang2E » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:21 am

Equilibrium constants give us an indication of where the equilibrium lays. So if K>1, the reaction has a greater concentration of products compared to reactants and if K<1, the reaction has a greater concentration of reactants.

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Re: Post Assessment

Postby lindsey_ammann_4E » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:05 am

A similar way to think about it is that if K>10^3, the reaction favors the products. If K<10^3, the reaction favors the reactants.

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Re: Post Assessment

Postby Sean Reyes 1J » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:51 pm

Equilibrium constants help show whether or not there would be more reactants or products at equilibrium. For example, if K=100, that would mean that there are more products than reactants as this value is greater than 1.
Also, the equilibrium constant can be compared to the reaction quotient to find which direction the reaction will proceed in. If K>Q, then the reaction will proceed in the forward direction, while if K<Q, then the reverse reaction will proceed.


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