5G part c

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5G part c

Postby CNourian2H » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:13 pm

5G.1 State whether the following statements are true or false. If false, explain why.
(c) If one starts with a higher pressure of reactant, the equilibrium constant will be larger.

Can someone explain C to me? I understand it is false but i want to know the best way to explain it.

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Re: 5G part c

Postby Amy Pham 1D » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:22 pm

The only change in physical parameters that will result in a change in equilibrium constant is a change in temperature.

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Re: 5G part c

Postby Sidharth D 1E » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:09 pm

Increasing the pressure of the reactant will not impact the equilibrium constant, it will only shift the equilibrium to the right.

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Re: 5G part c

Postby Brittney Hun 2C » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:17 pm

You could also explain it by writing out the equilibrium expression where it shows k = [products] / [reactants]. This is simply a ratio, so if reactants increase it would only drive the entire reaction to the right, thus creating more products since k needs to remain constant.

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