Lecture 19: Chemical Equilibrium

author: Catherine L. Drennan, Department of Chemistry, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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I. Nature of Chemical Equilibrium

A. Free energy, G vs. Progress of reaction

B. Reaction quotient

1. Partial pressure (gas) 2. Concentration (solute)

C. Relationship between K and Q

II. Meaning of K

A. Concentration of products at equilibrium

B. K > 1

C. Relationship between ΔG° and the magnitude of K

III. Relationship Between Equilibrium Expressions

IV. External Effects on K

A. Principle of Le Châtelier

B. Adding and removing reagents

1. Adding more reactant

2. Adding more product

3. Removing product

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