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Why K isn't determinant on reactants?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:53 pm
by Matt Villanueva 3H
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?

Re: Why K isn't determinant on reactants?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:34 pm
by Brianna
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?

Re: Why K isn't determinant on reactants?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:54 pm
by Shaye Busse 3B
The reason k is not affected is because it is a constant. This means it will remain the same under various conditions.

Re: Why K isn't determinant on reactants?

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:52 pm
by 200221128
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.