Equilibrium Constant

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Funmi Baruwa
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Equilibrium Constant

Postby Funmi Baruwa » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:14 pm

If the denominator (or the reactant concentration) is the greater concentration between the reactant and products, does that mean the reaction favors the reactant?

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Re: Equilibrium Constant

Postby Megan Sparrow 1A » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:18 pm

In this case, the equilibrium constant would be less than 1. A small equilibrium constant (when Keq is less than one) means that the chemical reaction will favor the reactants and the reaction will proceed in the opposite direction.

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Re: Equilibrium Constant

Postby Anna Yang 1A » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:24 pm

Because the equilibrium constant, K is found by dividing concentrations of products by that of reactants, if the larger number is in the denominator (the concentration of reactant) then K will be a smaller value. But I thought this only leads to favoring the reactants when it is so small that it is K<10^-3?

Justin Lin 1B
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Re: Equilibrium Constant

Postby Justin Lin 1B » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:27 pm

When the denominator has a greater value, that means the equilibrium constant(K) will have to be a value less than 1. When the equilibrium constant is less than 1 (K<1), it means there is a slight favoring of the reactants.

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Re: Equilibrium Constant

Postby Inderpal Singh 2L » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:05 pm

It K is less than one, it is favoring the reactants.

Funmi Baruwa
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Re: Equilibrium Constant

Postby Funmi Baruwa » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:32 pm

Great thanks !

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Re: Equilibrium Constant

Postby Laura 3l » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:23 pm

If K is less than 1 then that means at equilibrium the reactant is larger than the product. Therefore, the reactant is being favored.

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Re: Equilibrium Constant

Postby Norah Gidanian 3D » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:28 pm

Yes it means that the equilibrium lies more to the right. If K is larger than 1 then it lies more to the right and favors the products

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Re: Equilibrium Constant

Postby Tiao Tan 3C » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:00 am

Yes, if the denominator is the greater concentration, equilibrium constant K would be less than 1. The equilibrium lies more to the left, favoring reactants.


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