Non-equilibirum situations

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Genisis Cabral
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Non-equilibirum situations

Postby Genisis Cabral » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:28 pm

In situations where a certain system is not at equilibrium, how would we go about deciding what direction it goes, proceeds to the products/reactants? Any clarification is much appreciated!

Curtis Tam 1J
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Re: Non-equilibirum situations

Postby Curtis Tam 1J » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:57 pm

Calculate Q :)

Tanaisha Italia 1B
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Re: Non-equilibirum situations

Postby Tanaisha Italia 1B » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:05 pm

Q uses the same equation as k, so you would calculate it in the same way as the equilibrium constant. If Q turns out to be less than K, there is a higher concentration of reactants and the reaction will go forward from reactants to products. If Q is greater than K, there is a higher concentration of products than reactants and the reaction will go in reverse from products to reactants.


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