## K values

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### K values

Why is K = 1 considered rare?

rabiasumar2E
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### Re: K values

K = 1 is rare because it's not common for reactants and products to have the same stability.

Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L
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### Re: K values

If K is 1 the amount of products and reactants are roughly the same at equilibrium. It is rare to have a situation in which energy of the product and reactant are equal.

Amanda Mei 1B
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### Re: K values

K=1 tells you that there is about the same amount of products as there are reactants, so the energies of products and reactants are equal. An equilibrium reaction is dynamic and the forward and reverse reactions are constantly occurring, so it's rare for the two to have the same amount at the same time.

Andres Merlos 2L
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### Re: K values

If K=1, that would mean the amount of products and reactants are equal. This is rare because the forward and reverse reactions would have to reach equilibrium at this intermediate value.