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Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions

The Equilibrium Constant (animation)

The equilibrium constant of a reaction, symbolized by the letter K, reveals which direction a reaction will favor. If K is close to one, neither side of the reaction is favored. However, if K is more than one, the forward direction is favored and there are more products; if K is less than one, the reverse direction is favored.

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Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 2014.
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