Homework 5g.1 B

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Phuong Tran 1G
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Homework 5g.1 B

Postby Phuong Tran 1G » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:34 pm

When you increase the concentrations of products, is the equilibrium reaction affected? I know that the value of K does not change, so can I say that the position of the reaction rate Q changes relative to K? Would that make the statement true?

Vicki Liu 2L
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Re: Homework 5g.1 B

Postby Vicki Liu 2L » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:37 pm

Increasing the concentration of the products affects the equilibrium reaction in that it causes the reaction to shift left in favor of the reactants. Q represents the reaction quotient at a certain point and by comparing it to K, you can predict how the reaction will proceed.

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Re: Homework 5g.1 B

Postby kim 2I » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:14 pm

What you said about the "position" of Q being changed relative to K due to the greater concentration of products is true, but it might be better to say that Q would end up being more than K since the reaction is now going in the reverse direction (or favoring the reactants to the left).

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