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### Favoring Products/Reactants

Posted: 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 ?

### Re: Favoring Products/Reactants

Posted: 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.

### Re: Favoring Products/Reactants

Posted: 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.

### Re: Favoring Products/Reactants

Posted: 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