K>1

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Orly Termeie 3I
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K>1

Postby Orly Termeie 3I » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:38 pm

When k>1 the reaction has a tendency to form products correct? Thanks!

GabrielaG 1J
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Re: K>1

Postby GabrielaG 1J » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:47 pm

Yes, if K>1 then it can be assumed that the mixture is made up mostly of products.

Hank Wang 2J
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Re: K>1

Postby Hank Wang 2J » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:46 pm

No, in the course reader there is a section that states if K>10^3, then the products are favored, and if K<10^-3, then reactants are favored. If K is between 10^-3 and 10^3, then neither reactants or products are strongly favored.

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Re: K>1

Postby Ronald Yang 2F » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:18 pm

Technically, if K>1, there is a little bit more favorability toward the formation of products, since you can think of it as more products over reactants (the ratio is greater than 1). However, the general rule for determining the favorability of a reaction toward products or reactants is as Hank says. Here's a link to a discussion about this a couple years ago: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=1083


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