In this lesson our instructor talks about principles of chemical equilibrium. First, he discusses the equilibrium constant, heterogeneous equilibria, manipulating K, and the reaction quotient Q. Then he talks about le Chatlier's principle, and problem solving with ICE tables. He ends the lesson with a summary and two helpful sample problems.
Chemical equilibrium is a dynamic process, having equal rates of the forward and reverse reactions.
The equilibrium constant describes the extent to which products are formed over reactants.
Le Chatelier’s Principle states that when a system at equilibrium is disturbed, it will react to restore equilibrium.
ICE tables can be used to calculate equilibrium concentrations or pressures.
Principles of Chemical Equilibrium
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