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Value of K

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:26 pm
by Leslie Almaraz 4G
Is there a value that K can not reach? Because I was thinking that electrons can not move faster than the speed of light which limits speed. So is there a threshold that K can not reach?

Re: Value of K

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:42 pm
by Kyle Rex 1K
I'm sure there is a threshold that K can reach, but it wouldn't be because of speed or anything. It'd simply have to do with the relative concentrations or pressures of the products and reactants

Re: Value of K

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:40 am
by CosetteBackus_4F
K is a ratio based on the concentrations or partial pressures of the products and reactants involved so its threshold is relative.

Re: Value of K

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:58 am
by Charlene Datu 2E
If you're looking for an absolute threshold for all reactions, K cannot be less than 0 and no greater than the concentrations of the reactants to the power of the respective coefficients. So yes, it's relative to the reaction that is taking place.

Re: Value of K

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:22 pm
by 805373590
Since K is a ratio the threshold would depend on the molar ratio of the products and reactants given in the reaction.