defining Q

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defining Q

Postby tierra parker 1J » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:07 am

so when you find q and you see that it is smaller than k then it means that the forward reaction is favored. my question is does that mean that the reaction needs to continue for a period of time before equilibrium is reached?

Patrick Cai 1L
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Re: defining Q

Postby Patrick Cai 1L » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:09 am

Yes, this implies that the reaction will need some defined period of time to reach dynamic equilibrium.

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Re: defining Q

Postby Sophia_Kiessling_2L » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:30 am

The equation is not at equilibrium unless Q=K.

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Re: defining Q

Postby Sapna Ramappa 1J » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:35 am

Yes, the reaction will continue for a certain amount of time before it reaches dynamic equilibrium.

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Re: defining Q

Postby Danny Zhang 4L » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:16 pm

When Q is smaller than K, it suggests that there is greater concentration of reactants and less concentration of products than suggested at equilibrium. Therefore, the reaction will take a forward direction to lower the concentration of reactants and increase the concentration of products until Q=K.

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Re: defining Q

Postby Anand Narayan 1G » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:01 pm

Yes, it will continue until it reaches dynamic equilibrium.

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Re: defining Q

Postby AnnaYan_1l » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:06 pm

Yes, the reaction continues until Q = K and equilibrium is reached.


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