The Reaction Quotient Video Lessons

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# Problem: At the start of a certain reaction, only reactants are present; no products have been formed. What is the value of Qc at this point in the reaction?

###### FREE Expert Solution

We are being asked to determine the value of the reaction quotient, Qc at the start of a certain reaction, when only reactants are present; no products have been formed.

Recall that the reaction quotient, Q, can be calculated like an equilibrium constant with the formula shown below:

$\overline{){\mathbf{Q}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{products}}{\mathbf{reactants}}}$

Since there are no products formed, this means that:

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###### Problem Details

At the start of a certain reaction, only reactants are present; no products have been formed. What is the value of Qc at this point in the reaction?