## Very Large K

Lindsey Chheng 1E
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### Very Large K

what does it mean when K is a very large value and not just simply >1 but more like >>>>>1?

Michelle N - 2C
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### Re: Very Large K

I believe that having a very large K (like larger than 10^3) indicates that the equilibrium strongly favors the products, and that there's a higher amount of products present at some time.

Justin Vayakone 1C
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### Re: Very Large K

A very large K value means the reaction at equilibrium will heavily lean towards the products. The equilibrium constant is basically concentration of products over concentration of reactants, so for K to be a large value, the numerator (product) should be big while denominator (reactant) should be small.

Hannah Romeo 1J
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### Re: Very Large K

K stands for the equilibrium constant and represents the fixed ratio between products and reactants under specific conditions. If K is large, there is a higher percentage of products in the equilibrium solution in comparison to reactants. This emphasizes that the forward reaction is therefore stronger (more likely to occur) than the reverse reaction.

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### Re: Very Large K

In addition to what everyone else has already mentioned, it means that the products are much more stable than the reactants in the chemical equation provided.

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### Re: Very Large K

Seeing as the formula for K is K = [P]/[R], the larger the concentration of products and the smaller the concentration of reactants there are, the larger K will be.

Rida Ismail 2E
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### Re: Very Large K

the higher the K, the more the products are favored. If the K is extremely large, theoretically there would not be a backward reaction because only the forward reaction is favored.

Mitchell Koss 4G
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### Re: Very Large K

Conversely, a very very small K means the left side of the reaction is favored.

Rita Chen 1B
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### Re: Very Large K

At what point should we put the single arrow and not the double arrow?

Maya Beal Dis 1D
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### Re: Very Large K

Would a solution that is just a solute in water have a K value?

Minh Ngo 4G
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### Re: Very Large K

Since K is just Product/ Reaction. A large K means a large amount of Product, so the rxn would mainly producing product or shifting to the right

Michelle Xie 2B
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### Re: Very Large K

A large K would mean the product concentration in the equation is much greater than the reactant. Therefore, the reaction at equilibrium favors the products.

BCaballero_4F
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### Re: Very Large K

This means that at equilibrium more products are present than reactants. In this case, a lot more