K constant

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MorganYun1H
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K constant

Postby MorganYun1H » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:02 am

How do you know when to use K and Kc because in the homework, there are some problems where the reactants and the products are all gases, but I get it wrong because I used Kc instead of K and vice versa? Also, is it true that the larger K is, the more stable the reaction?

Scott Chin_1E
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Re: K constant

Postby Scott Chin_1E » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:07 am

When the problem has has K, it's usually implicit that they are referring to or . You would just have to pay attention to the units in which the initial concentration/pressures are given. If they give the initial numbers with the units M (molarity) you will know that the problem is referring to rather than . If the initial numbers are given with units of pressure (bar, atm, etc.) you know the problem is referring to rather than .


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