What does a small equilibrium constant tell you about a reaction? A large equilibrium constant?
The equilibrium constant, K, is used to find the concentrations of each component of a reversible reaction at equilibrium.
Let us consider a reaction
aA +bB --------> cC +dD
K = (aC)c(aD)d/ (aA)a (aB)b
The magnitude of the equilibrium constant, K, indicates the extent to which a reaction will proceed.When the equilibrium constant, K, is a large number, it indicates that the equilibrium concentration of the products is large. Thus,...