Ksubc question

1. Jun 24, 2004

Mag

2BrF5 ↔ Br2 + 5F2
If we wanted to solve for Kc (Kc=product/reactants) would we assume that the products are on the right side of the equation. In other words would we set it up like this

[BrF5]^2 / [Br2] [F2]^5 or

[Br2][F2]^5 / [BrF5]^2

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2. Jun 24, 2004

Gokul43201

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The latter. Yes, by convention, the RHS contains the products.

By this convention, LHS -> RHS is considered the forward direction/reaction and RHS -> LHS is considered the reverse reaction.

3. Jun 24, 2004

GCT

assuming that the latter corresponds to the rate limiting reaction...yes.

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