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vera_ewing

  • one year ago

The reaction below has an equilibrium constant of 3.4. 2SO2(g) + O2(g) 2SO3(g) At a point during the reaction, the reaction quotient is 1.6 × 10^-2. In which direction will the reaction proceed to establish equilibrium? A. From right to left B. In the reverse C. The reaction is already at equilibrium. D. From left to right

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  1. vera_ewing
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    @aaronq A or D?

  2. sweetburger
    • one year ago
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    1.6x10^-2 = Q which in this case is far smaller than K which is 3.4 because Q<K then the reaction must proceed towards the products (left to right).

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