Factors Affecting K  [ENDORSED]

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Factors Affecting K

Postby Hellen Truong 2J » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:52 pm

Why don't changes in pressure alter the equilibrium constant?

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Re: Factors Affecting K  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:04 pm

You mean a change in pressure (but no change in volume).
Take a look at what I discussed in class. A change in pressure (with no change in volume) results in no change in concentration for the reactants or products, and therefore no change.

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Re: Factors Affecting K

Postby Christine Wastila 1H » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:10 pm

The equilibrium constant is only changed by temperature. However, the reaction quotient Q may be more or less than K depending on if the reaction is at equilibrium or not.

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