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: 15.19c

Answer

False. As the value of the equilibrium constant increases, it means the reaction will proceed further to the right (more towards the products), not that it will occur faster.

Work Step by Step

The equilibrium constant gives information about the location of thermodynamic equilibrium. The speed of the reaction has to do with kinetics. The equilibrium constant will tell you how far the reaction proceeds, but not how fast.
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