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About the Equilibrium Constant (K)
(Molecular biology of the cell page 159)
1000 molecules of A and 1000 molecules of B. The concentrations of both
about 10-9 M. If the equilibrium constant (K)
for A + B <-->
AB is 1010 then one can calculate at equilibrium
there will be: 270
A molecules, 270 B molecules and 730 AB molecules.
Note: this is from a figure in the text trying to explain the equilibrium constant not an actual question.
My problem: where are all of these values coming from? How do you determine the number of molecules present when given only the starting number of molecules and their concentrations? Any insight would help, I'm totally confused. THANKS!
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Well it seems to be somekind of a trap. A Gifted genius says something as if it were quite simple, and the less gifted are confused not to understand anything. Natural selection makes the rest : sorrow and anger push the less Gifted ones out of Existence, and the way stands clear for the Gifted ones to multiply....