Non-equilibirum situations

Genisis Cabral
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:07 am

Non-equilibirum situations

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
Posts: 105
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:00 am

Re: Non-equilibirum situations

Calculate Q :)

Tanaisha Italia 1B
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:04 am

Re: Non-equilibirum situations

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.

Return to “Non-Equilibrium Conditions & The Reaction Quotient”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest