chemical equilibrium

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Luke_Lucido_3B
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chemical equilibrium

Postby Luke_Lucido_3B » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:03 pm

How does heat and pressure affect chemical equilibrium? i.e. shifting toward products/reactants?

Mikaela Gareeb 3G
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Re: chemical equilibrium

Postby Mikaela Gareeb 3G » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:57 pm

If the reaction is endothermic (requires heat), then heating the equation will favor products (forward reaction) whereas if the reaction is exothermic (releases heat), then heating will favor reactants (reverse reaction). Also, since pressure and volume are inversely proportional (as pressure increases, volume decreases- and vice versa) if volume decreases and there are more moles of gas on the left, then the reaction shifts to the right. If volume decreases and there are more moles of gas on the right, then the reaction shifts to the left. NOTE: if the pressure is increased by adding inert gas (noble gas), then the moles of R, P, and V are constant.


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