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Stability of reactants and products

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:11 pm
by Jose Torres
How do you determine the relative stability of reactants and products?

Re: Stability of reactants and products

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:13 pm
by Maayan Epstein 14B
The equilibrium constant will tell you this. If K is greater than 10^3 then it favors the products, meaning that the products are much mnore stable than the reactants. If K is smaller than 10^-3 then it favors the reverse reaction and the reactants are much more stable than the products. If K is between 10^-3 and 10^3, then neither forward or reverse reaction is significantly favored.

Re: Stability of reactants and products

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:21 pm
by Heidi Ibarra Castillo 1D
you can determine it by the equilibrium constant k