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### Very Large K

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:28 pm
what does it mean when K is a very large value and not just simply >1 but more like >>>>>1?

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:35 pm
I believe that having a very large K (like larger than 10^3) indicates that the equilibrium strongly favors the products, and that there's a higher amount of products present at some time.

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:44 pm
A very large K value means the reaction at equilibrium will heavily lean towards the products. The equilibrium constant is basically concentration of products over concentration of reactants, so for K to be a large value, the numerator (product) should be big while denominator (reactant) should be small.

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:09 pm
K stands for the equilibrium constant and represents the fixed ratio between products and reactants under specific conditions. If K is large, there is a higher percentage of products in the equilibrium solution in comparison to reactants. This emphasizes that the forward reaction is therefore stronger (more likely to occur) than the reverse reaction.

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:12 am
In addition to what everyone else has already mentioned, it means that the products are much more stable than the reactants in the chemical equation provided.

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:14 am
Seeing as the formula for K is K = [P]/[R], the larger the concentration of products and the smaller the concentration of reactants there are, the larger K will be.

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:21 am
the higher the K, the more the products are favored. If the K is extremely large, theoretically there would not be a backward reaction because only the forward reaction is favored.

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:42 am
Conversely, a very very small K means the left side of the reaction is favored.

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:04 pm
At what point should we put the single arrow and not the double arrow?

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:15 pm
Would a solution that is just a solute in water have a K value?

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:58 pm
Since K is just Product/ Reaction. A large K means a large amount of Product, so the rxn would mainly producing product or shifting to the right

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:27 pm
A large K would mean the product concentration in the equation is much greater than the reactant. Therefore, the reaction at equilibrium favors the products.

### Re: Very Large K

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:02 pm
This means that at equilibrium more products are present than reactants. In this case, a lot more