Why K isn't determinant on reactants?

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Matt Villanueva 3H
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Why K isn't determinant on reactants?

Postby Matt Villanueva 3H » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:53 pm

Why is is that if you increase/decrease the concentration of reactants, that your K value isn't affected? Or is it and I just have it wrong?

Brianna
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Re: Why K isn't determinant on reactants?

Postby Brianna » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:34 pm

K should go up when the concentration of products increases and it should go down when concentration of reactant increases. Is there a problem where this does not occur?

Shaye Busse 3B
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Re: Why K isn't determinant on reactants?

Postby Shaye Busse 3B » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:54 pm

The reason k is not affected is because it is a constant. This means it will remain the same under various conditions.

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Re: Why K isn't determinant on reactants?

Postby 200221128 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:52 pm

K is not a determinant because it remains of the same value. It is a constant value and does not change depending on the equation or for what use it is being used for.


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