K less than 10^-3

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Maya Gollamudi 1G
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K less than 10^-3

Postby Maya Gollamudi 1G » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:39 pm

What assumption do we make if K < 10^-3 and why does this make the change in the concentrations negligible?

Brianna Becerra 1B
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Re: K less than 10^-3

Postby Brianna Becerra 1B » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:44 pm

When K is less than 10^-3, then it means that at equilibrium, there are more reactants or that the equilibrium sits to the left.

Jesalynne 2F
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Re: K less than 10^-3

Postby Jesalynne 2F » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:58 pm

Since K is less than 10^-3 more reactants are at equilibrium and the reaction sits to the left.

Deepika Reddy 1A
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Re: K less than 10^-3

Postby Deepika Reddy 1A » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:18 pm

If K is less than 10^-3, that means that the reaction favors the reactants at equilibrium. This means that there are more reactants than products at equilibrium so barely any of the reactants turned into product as the reaction proceeded.

Anushka Chauhan2B
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Re: K less than 10^-3

Postby Anushka Chauhan2B » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:22 pm

Reaction sits to the left when K is less than 10^-3

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Re: K less than 10^-3

Postby Owen-Koetters-4I » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:24 pm

This means there are more reactants at Eq and it sits to the left


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