If the equilibrium constant (K) = 100, this reaction favors the (reactants/products) and proceeds (very little/almost to completion). Equilibrium?
Let's take the general equilibrium reaction:
In which A, B, C and D are compounds and w,x,y,z are coefficients.
To determine the equilibrium constant, we write:
The equilibrium constant says something about the proceeding of the reaction: does it favour the forward reaction or the backwards reaction? The blue numbers represent the concentration of the two sides:
- "Combined concentration products"
- "Combined concentration reactants"
We have given that
Therefore the reaction is favoured to the right side (the product side). Since K=100 is pretty big, the reaction will probably go almost into completion.
By following this method, you can figure out that