The Stacks project

Lemma 13.31.6. Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an abelian category. Let $F : K(\mathcal{A}) \to \mathcal{D}'$ be an exact functor of triangulated categories. Then $RF$ is defined at every complex in $K(\mathcal{A})$ which is quasi-isomorphic to a K-injective complex. In fact, every K-injective complex computes $RF$.

Proof. By Lemma 13.14.4 it suffices to show that $RF$ is defined at a K-injective complex, i.e., it suffices to show a K-injective complex $I^\bullet $ computes $RF$. Any quasi-isomorphism $I^\bullet \to N^\bullet $ is a homotopy equivalence as it has an inverse by Lemma 13.31.2. Thus $I^\bullet \to I^\bullet $ is a final object of $I^\bullet /\text{Qis}(\mathcal{A})$ and we win. $\square$

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