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Inert gases

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:11 pm
by Sarina Morales 1D
Can someone please explain why adding inert gases to a chamber of wouldn't shift the reaction to either direction? Wouldn't adding inert gas reduce the volume available to the other gases in the chamber?

Re: Inert gases

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:46 pm
by Chem_Mod
The volume occupied by the gas atoms is extremely small compared to the container volume, therefore adding an inert gas has little effect on the volume available.

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Re: Inert gases

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:57 pm
by CameronJohari1J
Also when an inert gas is added to a system in equilibrium in a rigid container aka constant volume, the concentration of the respective products and reactants does not change. However, the total pressure of the system will increase by adding the inert gas.