Equilibria Changes

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Beatrice Petelo 1F
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Equilibria Changes

Postby Beatrice Petelo 1F » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:30 pm

Why does the value of K not change when we change the concentration of reactants or products?

Zenita Leang 2K
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Re: Equilibria Changes

Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:49 pm

Changing the concentration of reactants or products will change the reaction quotient, the Q, of a reaction. The K doesn't change because there is a specific equilibrium constant, K, for each reaction at given temperatures. When you change the concentration of a reaction or a product, the reaction will try to readjust and bring itself back to K.

Irene Zhou 1E
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Re: Equilibria Changes

Postby Irene Zhou 1E » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:15 pm

Changing the concentration of reactants or products will not change the K value because the change will either result in more reactants or products being formed to bring the reaction back to equilibrium.

Julia Lung 1I
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Re: Equilibria Changes

Postby Julia Lung 1I » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:07 pm

You would use the initial concentration mostly for the ICE table


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