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Ksubc question

  1. Jun 24, 2004 #1


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    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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  3. Jun 24, 2004 #2


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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.
  4. Jun 24, 2004 #3


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

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