## Q [ENDORSED]

Jesse_torres2H
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### Q

Today in lecture Dr. Lavelle was talking about finding Q, what does Q actually represent I was a little confused.

Cali Rauk1D
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### Re: Q

q is the quantity of heat

Christine Wastila 1H
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### Re: Q

Q is the reaction quotient. By comparing this value to K, we can determine how the reaction will progress. If Q<K, the formation of products will be favored. If Q>K, the formation of reactants will be favored. If Q=K, then the reaction is at equilibrium.

Michelle Pham_3H
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### Re: Q

To add on to what was said earlier, Q is the ratio of the products to reactants in a given instant, while K is this ratio at equilibrium.

Nehal Banik
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### Re: Q

Q is the ratio of the products and the reactants with the initial concentrations or whatever data the problem gives you, whereas K is the equilibrium concentration for the reaction, which does not change with changes to pressure and concentration, however it does change with change to temperature.

Shreya Ramineni 2L
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### Re: Q

Q is the reaction quotient and represents the ratio of products and reactants at any point within reaction. When compared to K it provides insight into how the reaction will go.

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### Re: Q  [ENDORSED]

Q can be used to compare to K in terms of seeing if a reaction is at equilibrium or not.

Danny Elias Dis 1E
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### Re: Q

To expand and clarify, Q and K are calculated the same way. The only difference is the value found for K will be the constant value at equilibrium. Using the same math, you can calculate the reaction quotient (Q) but for any point in the reaction (not necessarily when the reaction is at equilibrium).