# Problem: A particular reaction has an equilibrium constant of Kp = 0.50. A reaction mixture is prepared in which all the reactants and products are in their standard states. In which direction will the reaction proceed?

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Since the reaction is balanced, we can proceed to write the Kp expression. Recall that the equilibrium constant is the ratio of the products and reactants

We use Kp when dealing with pressure and Kc when dealing with concentration:

$\overline{){{\mathbf{K}}}_{{\mathbf{p}}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{{\mathbf{P}}_{\mathbf{products}}}{{\mathbf{P}}_{\mathbf{reactants}}}}$     $\overline{){{\mathbf{K}}}_{{\mathbf{c}}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{\left[}\mathbf{products}\mathbf{\right]}}{\mathbf{\left[}\mathbf{reactants}\mathbf{\right]}}}$

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A particular reaction has an equilibrium constant of Kp = 0.50. A reaction mixture is prepared in which all the reactants and products are in their standard states. In which direction will the reaction proceed?

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