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Unformatted text preview: orrespond to reactants >> products, products >> reactants, or a more balanced mixture. THE REACTION QUOTIENT • Reaction rates depend on the concentrations of the reacting species. • Based on theoretical analysis and empirical observations, the relative rates of the forward and reverse reactions of any given reaction depend on the reaction quotient, Q: aA bB pP rR THE EQUILIBRIUM CONSTANT • For each reaction, a certain value of Q causes the forward and reverse rates to be equal; i.e., it describes the necessary and sufficient conditio...
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