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What does Kc tell us?

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:01 pm
by 704709603
Hi, can someone explain what Kc tells us please?
Thank you!

Re: What does Kc tell us?

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:02 pm
by Jenny2G
Kc stands for the equilibrium constant for concentration.

Re: What does Kc tell us?

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:13 pm
by 704709603
Thank you! I mean more like the deeper meaning please.

Re: What does Kc tell us?

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:18 pm
by William Shu 1G
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.

Re: What does Kc tell us?

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:21 pm
by 704709603
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?

Re: What does Kc tell us?

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:49 pm
by 604744616
Kc stands for the equilibrium constant and then Kp stands for the partial pressure.