A particular reaction has an equilibrium constant of . A reaction mixture is prepared in which all the reactants and products are in their standard states.

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A particular reaction has an equilibrium constant of K_{\rm{p}} = 0.50. A reaction mixture is prepared in which all the reactants and products are in their standard states.

asked Jul 5, 2012 in General Chemistry by kistnus ~Expert~ (614 points)
    

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If K > 1 it goes to the right (toward products)

If K < 1 it goes left.

Remember, Kc is nothing more than the ratio of Products to Reactants. So if there are more products, the numerator must be bigger than the denominator, so K has to be bigger than 1.
 
answered Jul 5, 2012 by kistnus ~Expert~ (614 points)



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