Favoring Products/Reactants

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Jennifer Guzman 4C
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Favoring Products/Reactants

Postby Jennifer Guzman 4C » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:01 pm

What does it mean when equilibrium favors either the products or reactants and what is the significance of a side being favored ?

Tatum Keichline 2B
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Re: Favoring Products/Reactants

Postby Tatum Keichline 2B » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:07 pm

If q is less than k, the reaction moves towards the products. If q is greater than k, the reaction moves towards the reactants. K is just equilibrium.

Jane Burgan 1C
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Re: Favoring Products/Reactants

Postby Jane Burgan 1C » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:09 pm

If K is greater than 10^3, that means the products are favored - there is a higher concentration of products compared to that of reactants at equilibrium. When K is less than 10^-3, that means the reactants are favored - there is a higher concentration of reactants compared to that of products at equilibrium. When K is between 10^-3 and 10^3, then neither are favored.

AdityaGuru1H
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Re: Favoring Products/Reactants

Postby AdityaGuru1H » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:10 pm

basically since q is calculated the same way as k using conc[p]/conc[r], if q > k then that means that there is more product than there should be at equilibrium and the reaction will go towards the reactants and the reverse if q < k


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