Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 15 - Chemical Equilibrium - Exercises: 15.19a

Answer

True, K can never be a negative number

Work Step by Step

The equilibrium constant can never be a negative number. The expression for the equilibrium constant for the equation A + B => C + D is K = $\frac {[C][D]}{[A][B]} $ Since all the terms are concentrations and a concentration must be either 0 or positive, there is no way that K can ever be negative
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