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What does "Q" represent in chemistry?



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Asked by Mayurmishra, Last updated: Mar 28, 2018

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Adams Dominick

Adams Dominick

Adams Dominick
Adams Dominick

Answered Mar 28, 2018

In Chemistry, Q stands for the reaction quotient.

The reaction quotient Q, plays a major role in a chemical reaction. It can be used to determine the value of the products and reactants at any point in a chemical reaction.

It is also used to determine the direction a chemical reaction is most likely going to follow, if the value of the products and reactants are given.

When Q is compared with K ( equilibrium constant), it is easy to tell the direction a chemical reaction will go.

If Q < K, the reaction will move forward.

If Q > K, the reaction will move in reverse.

If Q= K, the system is at equilibrium.

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