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Equilibrium Constant

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:33 am
by Vanadium Wang 4H
How do we know whether products or reactants are favored based on the equilibrium constant?

Re: Equilibrium Constant

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:39 am
by chris_tsai_4H
If the equilibrium constant K is larger than 10^3, then the equilibrium favors the product. And, if the equilibrium constant K is smaller than 10^-3, then the equilibrium favors the reactants.

Re: Equilibrium Constant

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:50 pm
by Maya_Peterson1C
If K>1 then there are more products at equilibrium. If K<1 then there are more reactants. If K=1 then there are equal amounts of reactants and products at equilibrium.