Posted by Patrick on .
Answer the following question
A(g) <--> B g) + C(g) Kp = 2.00
Assume you placed 1.0 mole each of 'A' , 'B' , and 'C' in a container.
Without actually doing the calculations explain how you would determine whether or not the system is at equilibrium, and if not which direction would be favored to reach equilibrium.
This system is at equilibrium because 2 moles of product divided by 1 mole of reactant gives you a Qp (similar to the equilibrium constant, but at any given time), of 2. If Qp and Kp are equal, then the system is at equilibrium.