Need to always check for Q?
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:40 pm
In some problems in the homework (like 5I.25 7th edition), the initial amounts of the mixture include both products and reactants. Therefore, the solution manual did a check for Q first to see if the reaction will move forward or backward. Do we have to do this too each time there are both products and reactants added initially, or can we just assume the reaction will move forward unless otherwise specified? The other problems in the homework didn't seem to check for Q first.