# Problem: The reaction A + B ⇌ C + 2D has an equilibrium constant of 3.7 x 10 -3 . Consider a reaction mixture with: [A] = 2.0 x 10-2 M [B] = 1.7 x 10-4 M [C] = 2.4 x 10-6 M [D] = 3.5 x 10-3 M Which of the following statements is definitely true? No conclusions about the system can be made without additional information. The system is at equilibrium. The reverse reaction will occur to a greater extent than the forward reaction until equilibrium is established. The forward reaction will occur to a greater extent than the reverse reaction until equilibrium is established.

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The reaction

A + B ⇌ C + 2D

has an equilibrium constant of 3.7 x 10 -3 . Consider a reaction mixture with:

[A] = 2.0 x 10-2 M

[B] = 1.7 x 10-4 M

[C] = 2.4 x 10-6 M

[D] = 3.5 x 10-3 M

Which of the following statements is definitely true?

2. The system is at equilibrium.
3. The reverse reaction will occur to a greater extent than the forward reaction until equilibrium is established.
4. The forward reaction will occur to a greater extent than the reverse reaction until equilibrium is established.

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