Difference betwen constant and quotient?

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welcometochillis
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Difference betwen constant and quotient?

Postby welcometochillis » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:08 pm

They follow a similar formula and are both dependent on the ratio of the molecules in the reaction, what is the main difference between the two? Is the quotient simply when the rxn is not in equilibrium???

deeksha1I
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Re: Difference betwen constant and quotient?

Postby deeksha1I » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:20 pm

Yes the reaction quotient is different only because the reaction is not at equilibrium.
But Q and Qsub(c) and Qsub(p) are all calculated the same way as k.

StephanieRusnak
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Re: Difference betwen constant and quotient?

Postby StephanieRusnak » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:43 pm

they're the same just different notation for when it's not at equilibrium

Jessica Benitez 1K
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Re: Difference betwen constant and quotient?

Postby Jessica Benitez 1K » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:50 pm

We need to compare the equilibrium constant and the reaction quotient in order to figure out the direction a reaction is going.

Ashley Fallon 3C
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Re: Difference betwen constant and quotient?

Postby Ashley Fallon 3C » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:19 pm

They are calculated the same way, but the quotient represents the reaction at any time while the constant is only when the reaction is at equilibrium


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