If the reaction quotient, Q, for a reaction is less than the value of the equilibrium constant, K, for the reaction at a given temperature what must be converted to work for the system to reach equilibrium?
The equilibrium must move in a forward direction..........
For the reaction,
This describes an equilibrium condition, where the rate of forward reaction is equal to the reverse rate of reaction.
Under non-equilibrium conditions, (for instance at the start of the reaction), we write
At the start of the reaction, we can conceive that the reactant concentrations,