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megangeorge-1K
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equilibrium

Postby megangeorge-1K » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:13 pm

What does it mean if the "equilibrium sits to the lift" or the "equilibrium sits to the right"?

705192887
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Re: equilibrium

Postby 705192887 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:18 pm

This is talking about whether the equilibrium sits more toward the product or the reactant side of the reaction. Sitting to the left refers to having a higher reactant concentration at equilibrium and K value that's less than 1. On the other hand, sitting to the right refers to having a higher product concentration at equilibrium and K value that's greater than 1.

Tessa Lawler 1A
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Re: equilibrium

Postby Tessa Lawler 1A » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:38 pm

Dr. Lavelle also said in lecture that he doesn't like when books/students use this phrasing, and prefers the more accurate "this reaction favors the products (sits to the right)" or "this reaction favors the reactants(sits to the left)".

Yiting_Gong_4L
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Re: equilibrium

Postby Yiting_Gong_4L » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:11 am

sits to the left - rxn favors reactants
sits to the right - rxn favors products

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Re: equilibrium

Postby Shreya_Bharadwaj_1D » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:23 am

It just means that when a reaction sits to the left, the reactants are favored and when a reaction sits to the right, the products are favored


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