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### defining Q

Posted: 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?

### Re: defining Q

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:09 am
Yes, this implies that the reaction will need some defined period of time to reach dynamic equilibrium.

### Re: defining Q

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:30 am
The equation is not at equilibrium unless Q=K.

### Re: defining Q

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:35 am
Yes, the reaction will continue for a certain amount of time before it reaches dynamic equilibrium.

### Re: defining Q

Posted: 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.

### Re: defining Q

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:01 pm
Yes, it will continue until it reaches dynamic equilibrium.

### Re: defining Q

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:06 pm
Yes, the reaction continues until Q = K and equilibrium is reached.