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If a reaction is spontaneous, it just means that the reaction is thermodynamically favored. I'm sure we'll learn about this in the future when we cover thermodynamics. It would be incorrect to say that only the reverse reaction is occurring because reactions are dynamic: the forward and reverse reactions are both occurring. The key here is though, that when Q>K, the rate of the reverse reaction is greater than that of the forward reaction (the reverse reaction is dominant), thus there is a net reaction in the reverse direction.
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