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shifts left or right

Postby Agustina Santa Cruz 2F » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:58 pm

Hi, I know that when Q<K then its a forward reaction and it shift right. It shifts left when it is the opposite. But, what exactly does this shift indicate? I know it's important to know whether it is a forward or reverse reaction but what is the importance of identifying the shift?

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Sean Wang 1F » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:03 pm

The equation shifting to the right means that the reaction is more inclined to form products. The equation shifting to the left means that the reaction is more inclined to form reactants.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Rose_Malki_3G » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:07 pm

If the equation is shifting to the left, it means it will produce more reactants. If the equation is shifting to the right, it means it will produce more products

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Kaylee Messick 3J » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:07 pm

The shift would indicate which way the reaction is going to go in order to be at equilibrium again. More reactants or products will form depending on the value of Q, which is important because the value of Q can be at anytime during the reaction, so comparing this value to K will indicate which direction the reaction will go to reach equilibrium. Hope this helps!

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby AlyssaMaynard1C » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:15 pm

Agustina Santa Cruz 2F wrote:Hi, I know that when Q<K then its a forward reaction and it shift right. It shifts left when it is the opposite. But, what exactly does this shift indicate? I know it's important to know whether it is a forward or reverse reaction but what is the importance of identifying the shift?

Do we always need to use the Q or are there some problems where you don't need it?

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Joshua Chung 2D » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:24 pm

If a reaction is shifting to the left, then it will begin to produce more reactants relative to products. If it is shifting to the right, then it will produce more products relative to reactants.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Julianna_flores3E » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:26 pm

AlyssaMaynard1C wrote:
Agustina Santa Cruz 2F wrote:Hi, I know that when Q<K then its a forward reaction and it shift right. It shifts left when it is the opposite. But, what exactly does this shift indicate? I know it's important to know whether it is a forward or reverse reaction but what is the importance of identifying the shift?

Do we always need to use the Q or are there some problems where you don't need it?

The equation of Q is the same as K so when it is clear that the reaction is at equilibrium technically you do not need Q because it will equal K.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby josephspindler2H » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:34 pm

Shifting to the right means that the products are favored (more will be produced to fit the equilibrium) while shifting to the left means the reactants are favored (again more will be produced). It can helpful to think of the products being on the right side of the chemical equation while the reactants are on the left. It's important to remember that these shifts are highlighting a return to equilibrium after some kind of disturbance.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Ethan Goode 2H » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:42 pm

If it is inclined to shift right, then more products will be easily formed, and vice versa if going left.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby sabrina ghalambor 2J » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:54 pm

shifting to the left favors reactant production, and shifting to the right favors product production!

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby jasonfarrales3D » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:22 pm

Hello! When a reaction "shifts to the right," this shows that the formation of products is favored (there are more reactants than products in the reaction, and in order to get back to the K value, the production of product is heavily needed). When the reaction "shifts to the left," this indicates that the formation of reactants is favored (there are more products than reactants in the reaction, and in order to get back to the K value, the production of reactant is heavily needed).

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Lauren Sarigumba 1K » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:44 pm

When Q>K, then the reaction will favor the reactants (reverse reaction). If Q<K, then the reaction will favor the products (forwards reaction).

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Neel Bonthala 2G » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:47 pm

The shift just refers to the amount of product formed versus the amount of reactant! A shift to the left means more reactant is formed at equilibrium, while a shift to the right means there will be more product formed at equilibrium instead.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby David Y » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:04 pm

If shifts right, more products being produced.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Britney Tran IJ » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:06 pm

when the reaction shifts right, the production of products is being favored.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby jasmineculilap_3F » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:13 pm

A shift to the left means that reactants are favored while a shift to the right favors products.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Justin Zhang_1A » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:41 pm

A shift to the left or right determines whether reactants or products are favored, which tells you if there is more product or reactant formed.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Charisma Arreola 2F » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:45 pm

The shift indicates which side is favored (product or reactants).

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Wasila Sun 2I » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:49 pm

If it helps, shifts left or right don't actually mean the reaction is moving. Shifts only indicate whether the reactants or products will be favored going forward.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Maddie Turk Disc 2J » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:51 pm

All it means is that the equation is going to be favoring the forward reaction, so products will be forming. Nothing is physically shifting.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby Melanie Lin 3E » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:53 pm

Hi! When Q<K, it means that the denominator (or reactants) increased and vice versa. So when there's more reactants, the equilibrium will shift towards the right to form more products. Hope this helps!

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby AlyssaMaynard1C » Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:49 am

sabrina ghalambor 2J wrote:shifting to the left favors reactant production, and shifting to the right favors product production!

Do we do these tests to figure out where the reaction is shifting then? Is this the only way to tell?

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby SamayaJoshi1A » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:06 pm

The shift indicates whether more products or reactants are being made in the reaction. Most of teh time, the reaction is heading towards the equilibrium, where a set amount of products and reactants are being formed.

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Re: shifts left or right

Postby NayeliPlayas_1L » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:15 pm

If the reaction shifts right then more products will be formed and if the reaction shifts left then more reactants will be formed.


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