What does Kc tell us?

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What does Kc tell us?

Postby 704709603 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:01 pm

Hi, can someone explain what Kc tells us please?
Thank you!

Jenny2G
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Re: What does Kc tell us?

Postby Jenny2G » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:02 pm

Kc stands for the equilibrium constant for concentration.

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Re: What does Kc tell us?

Postby 704709603 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:13 pm

Thank you! I mean more like the deeper meaning please.

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Re: What does Kc tell us?

Postby William Shu 1G » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:18 pm

Essentially, it is just the value of the concentration of products over reactants that tells you where the reaction sits at equilibrium. Seeing as the reaction will always shift toward equilibrium, if you know Kc then you can determine how the reaction will behave when you have a certain amount of reactants and products.

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Re: What does Kc tell us?

Postby 704709603 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:21 pm

I see thank you. So when Kc is small to get back to equilibrium, when a change in concentration has occurred, the production of products will be favored and visa versa?

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Re: What does Kc tell us?

Postby 604744616 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:49 pm

Kc stands for the equilibrium constant and then Kp stands for the partial pressure.


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