Graph of a Concentration

Isaiah Herrera 3A
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Graph of a Concentration

There is an equilibrium reaction $KNO_{3}\rightarrow K^{+}(aq) + NO_{3}^{-}(aq)$.
How would you graph the equilibrium concentration of $K^{+}$ (y axis) vs time (x axis)?

Anuk Burli 2C
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Re: Graph of a Concentration

Hi,

The graph would look like a plateau as in the concentration of the products (aka K+) would start at 0 and then rise and level off at the middle of the graph.

Anuk Burli

Shreyesi Srivastava 2D
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Re: Graph of a Concentration

If you want a graphical representation of what Anuk is saying, here you go. These graphs are pretty general for graphing concentration against time for any reaction. Note that for products, the initial concentration starts at 0 where as for reactants, the initial concentration is higher. They both plateau over time.

Hope this helps!
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