K value


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megangeorge-1K
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K value

Postby megangeorge-1K » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:12 pm

why is K= 1 rare?

Bryant Vong 2G
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Re: K value

Postby Bryant Vong 2G » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:26 pm

K=1 is rare because K is the ratio of reactants to products. If K was 1, that would mean that there is an equal amount of products to reactants.

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Re: K value

Postby 204929947 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:24 pm

so when k=1, does that mean that there are the same amount of reactants and products????

paytonm1H
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Re: K value

Postby paytonm1H » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:15 pm

K=1 means that the concentration of the products is equal to the concentration of the reactants at equilibrium. It's not impossible, its just not common in everyday chemical reactions.

Brian Chang 2H
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Re: K value

Postby Brian Chang 2H » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:34 pm

K=1 means that AT EQUILIBRIUM the rate at which the forward reaction and backward reaction occur are equal.

This is rare because, in the real world, reaction rates can differ greatly, hence, it's unlikely that they'll just end up at 1.

ran2000
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Re: K value

Postby ran2000 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:03 pm

Because that would indicate that the products and reactants are in the same ratio. Essentially, in the real world, that would be rare.

Tony Chung 2I
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Re: K value

Postby Tony Chung 2I » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:03 pm

It's rare because it's not common to have an equal amount of products and reactants.

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Re: K value

Postby tierra parker 1J » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:25 pm

if k=1 wouldn't that mean that the reaction is at equilibrium?

Hadji Yono-Cruz 2L
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Re: K value

Postby Hadji Yono-Cruz 2L » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:06 pm

K=1 is rare because there is a 1:1 ratio of reactants to products and that is usually never seen in real life applications.


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