Relation between K and Q

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RahilVaknalliDis3A
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Relation between K and Q

Postby RahilVaknalliDis3A » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:40 am

Why is there more products formed when Q is less than K? How does Gibbs free energy fit into this equation? I thought that there was a linear relationship between K and Q.

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Re: Relation between K and Q

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:37 am

Remember with K and Q products is over reactants. When Q is less than K, we know that must mean that there are more reactants at this point in the system. If there are more reactants, then the reaction will have the tendency to shift to the products. In terms of Gibbs free energy, the outline says that we shouldn't have to worry about 11.3.

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Re: Relation between K and Q

Postby Beza Ayalew 1I » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:06 am

And I think if there is a larger K than Q, then the equation is going in the forward direction (or to the right) because equilibrium favors the creation of more products?


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