equilibrium constant


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Kaylee Clarke 1G
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equilibrium constant

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:11 pm

I am confused about the exact function of the K constant value. Does K represent equilibrium in a general sense and then from there the subscript represents the type of equilibrium we are trying to acquire?

Jason Wu 1E
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Re: equilibrium constant

Postby Jason Wu 1E » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:42 pm

K is the equilibrium constant to show the ratio of products to reactants at equilibrium. There are various types of equilibrium constants such as kc, kp, ka, and kb but all that changes is what is compared to one another. For example, kc is the ratio of the concentrations of products to the concentration of the reactants and so on. From the equilibrium constant we can figure out how much of a certain product or reactant we can expect within a reaction.

ThomasNguyen_Dis1H
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Re: equilibrium constant

Postby ThomasNguyen_Dis1H » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:16 pm

K is an equilibrium constant that represents the ratio of products to reactants. There's different types of K like Kp, Kc, Ka, Kb, but they all function the same and represent the ratio of products over reactants. The subscripts specify what kind of equilibrium it is. For example, Kp is equilibrium of partial pressure of gases.

rohun2H
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Re: equilibrium constant

Postby rohun2H » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:34 pm

Most simply, K= Products/Reactants

Astrid Lunde 1I
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Re: equilibrium constant

Postby Astrid Lunde 1I » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:17 pm

K represents the ratio of products to reactants so P/R.

Miriam Villarreal 1J
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Re: equilibrium constant

Postby Miriam Villarreal 1J » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:02 pm

K measures the extent to which reactants are converted to products. It refers to the reactions ability to reach a point where the concentrations of the reactant and product are unchanging with time, because the forward and backward reactions have the same rate.


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