Analytical Chemistry

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Chemical Equilibrium

The Reaction Quotient

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The reaction quotient, Q, is useful in determining if a chemical reaction is at equilibrium. 

The Reaction Quotient

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The Reaction Quotient

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When Q = K then our chemical reaction is at equilibrium and no shifting will occur. 

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If Q is larger than K then the reaction will shift in the reverse direction to attain equilibrium. 

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If Q is smaller than K then the reaction will shift in the forward direction to attain equilibrium. 

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Reaction Quotient Calculations

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