Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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Chapter 12 - Chemical Equilibrium - Conceptual Exercise 12.3 - Properties of Equilibrium - Page 529: c


Since $K_c \gt 1$, the concentration of the products is larger at equilibrium. Thus, trans-2-butene appears in a larger concentration at equilibrium.

Work Step by Step

$$K_c = \frac{k_{forward}}{k_{reverse}}$$ Therefore, if $K_c \gt 1$, $k_{forward} \gt k_{reverse}$, so more products (right side of the reaction) are produced.
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