Stability of reactants and products Midterm question

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Marina Gollas 1A
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Stability of reactants and products Midterm question

Postby Marina Gollas 1A » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:21 am

For Question 1 Part C given on the midterm, it says "using the data given in part A, comment on the relative stability of the reactants and the products." In the data in part A that it is referring to, it says that K > Q, so the reaction would not be in equilibrium. What would have been the correct response to this question?

Samantha Ito 2E
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Re: Stability of reactants and products Midterm question

Postby Samantha Ito 2E » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:15 am

The correct response would be that the equilibrium constant is large (K = 3*10^4), therefore, the product (SO3) is more stable.

Sapna Ramappa 1J
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Re: Stability of reactants and products Midterm question

Postby Sapna Ramappa 1J » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:49 pm

Because the equilibrium constant is large, the products will be more stable than the reactants.

Mark 1D
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Re: Stability of reactants and products Midterm question

Postby Mark 1D » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:39 pm

The products will be more stable than the reactants when the equilibrium constant K is large


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