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In this question, My answer for x was -1.5 after doing the ice table and solving for x. However, x is negative and I was wondering what you need to do in this question to get a positive number?
This reaction goes in the reverse reaction, which is why the x value you calculated is negative. When you plug this value into your equilibrium values in the ice table, you should get the right answer.
If you compare the initial concentrations to the equilibrium concentrations: you will see that on the reactants side, A went from 1.00 M to 2.54 M and B went from 2.00 M to 2.54 M. This means that the reactants increased. C goes from 7.00 M to 5.46 M and D goes from 4.00 to 2.46, so the products decreased. The only way for this to happen is if the reaction is going in the reverse direction. Hope it helps! :)
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