## Finding The Direction of Reaction

Sarah Spalding 3E
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### Finding The Direction of Reaction

Is there more than one way to find the direction of a reaction? Mathematically or otherwise.

sahiltelang-Discussion 1J
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### Re: Finding The Direction of Reaction

You have to mathematically derive Q, the reaction quotient to determine the direction of the reaction. By comparing it to K, one can then use a ICE table to determine the equilibrium concentrations or partial pressures.

YashDeshmukh1D
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### Re: Finding The Direction of Reaction

What does favoring one side of the reaction mean? Can a reaction at equilibrium favor a certain side?

tiffanyteguh1C
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### Re: Finding The Direction of Reaction

I think the easiest way to finding the direction of a reaction is by using an ICE table.

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### Re: Finding The Direction of Reaction

Does favoring one side mean that there is more of reactant than product (favors left) or more product than reactant(favors right)?

John Huang 1G
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### Re: Finding The Direction of Reaction

When it says, "The equilibrium is favored to the right," it means that the rate of the forward reaction will be greater than the rate of the reverse reaction. The vice versa for this scenario applies as well. The phrase is not referring to the concentrations of the reactants or products, but rather the rates.
And a reaction at equilibrium simply means that the rate of forward reaction is equal to the rate of the reverse reaction. The concentrations of reactants and products do not have to be equal for a reaction to be at equilibrium.