Q and K

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Stef Newell
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Q and K

Postby Stef Newell » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:43 am

What does it mean when Q is greater than K for a reaction?

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Re: Q and K

Postby Hammad Khan 2B » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:46 am

When Q is greater than K it means that the reaction moves to the reactants or from right to left and vice-versa.

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Re: Q and K

Postby Brigitte Phung 1F » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:50 pm

This means that at that time, the ratio of the concentrations of product to reactants is larger than the ratio at equilibrium. This means that at that time, the concentration of the product is higher than it should be at equilibrium, causing the reaction to shift to the left/reactants to reach equilibrium.


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