Changes in K and Q

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Leslie Almaraz 4G
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Changes in K and Q

Postby Leslie Almaraz 4G » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:56 pm

I'm still a little confused about K and Q. Does change temperature change K or Q? Does a change in concentration change Q?

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Re: Changes in K and Q

Postby AArmellini_1I » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:10 pm

K changes in terms of temperature but not by increasing/decreasing the concentration of your products or reactants. Q just tells you what direction you reaction is moving (forward/reverse) as it approaches equilibrium or K.

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Re: Changes in K and Q

Postby Ryan Yoon 1L » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:01 am

Since the equilibrium constant is dependent on temperature, changing temperature will change K. A change in the equilibrium concentrations will arise the reaction quotient, Q, until the system reaches K again.

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