Horvath Practice Problems 30

Horvath Practice Problems 30 - For a given reaction aA bB...

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7 EQUILIBRIUM AND THE EQUILIBRIUM CONSTANT Last lecture we began to consider the fact that usually reactions do not go all the way to completion, but rather, they reach an equilibrium. The topic of equilibrium is of essential importance to gen- eral chemistry and will be discussed for nearly the rest of the semester. The f rst topic in equilibrium we will discuss is the equilibrium constant The Equilibrium Constant We already sort of saw the equilibrium constant last time.
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Unformatted text preview: For a given reaction, aA + bB ­ cC + dD, the equilibrium constant is de f ned as K = [ C ] c [ D ] d [ A ] a [ B ] b . Notice here, unlike kinetics, we can rely on the stoichiometry of the reaction to give us the proper K values. The equilibrium constant tells us how much of each of the reac-tants and products are present after the reaction reaches equi-librium. EQUILIBRIUM AND THE EQUILIBRIUM CONSTANT 29...
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