Meaning of equilibrium constant

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Ryan Yoon 1L
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Meaning of equilibrium constant

Postby Ryan Yoon 1L » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:59 pm

If Equilibrium sits to the left when K<10^-3 and sits to the right when K>10^3, the what does 10^-3<k<10^3 signify?

smurphy1D
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Re: Meaning of equilibrium constant

Postby smurphy1D » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:10 pm

when the valve is an intermediate valve, neither product or reactant is strongly favored. You can refer to them as slightly favoring one of the other.

Leyna Dang 2H
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Re: Meaning of equilibrium constant

Postby Leyna Dang 2H » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:25 pm

neither the reactants nor the products are strongly favored

Brian J Cheng 1I
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Re: Meaning of equilibrium constant

Postby Brian J Cheng 1I » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:36 pm

When K is in the intermediate region, neither forward nor reverse reactions are favored. You can say the rxn is in an "intermediate" stage

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Re: Meaning of equilibrium constant

Postby 605395381 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:48 am

When K is between 10^-3 and 10^3, it means that neither the reactants nor the products are favored when the reaction is in equilibrium. You can't necessarily tell which side of the equilibrium has more in concentrations.

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Re: Meaning of equilibrium constant

Postby ABombino_2J » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:58 pm

When 10^-3<K<10^3, neither the products nor the reactants are significantly favored. However, if K< 1, the reactants are slightly favored and the reaction lies to the left. Also, if K> 1, the products are slightly favored and the reaction lies to the right.


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