Effect of High Initial Concentration of Reactant

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Cole Woulbroun 1J
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Effect of High Initial Concentration of Reactant

Postby Cole Woulbroun 1J » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:10 pm

If one has a larger concentration of reactants than usual, the equilibrium concentration of products can be expected to be higher than usual as well, correct?

Alexis Webb 2B
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Re: Effect of High Initial Concentration of Reactant

Postby Alexis Webb 2B » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:18 pm

I believe that if you increase the concentration of reactants, then it will drive the reaction to the right and create more product.

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Re: Effect of High Initial Concentration of Reactant

Postby Brooke Yasuda 2J » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:14 pm

Yes, this will ensure that the equilibrium constant will remain the same given that the reaction and temperature of the reaction do not change.

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Re: Effect of High Initial Concentration of Reactant

Postby AKatukota » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:04 pm

Yes if there is a higher concentration of reactants, then products will be favored according to Le Chatlier's Principle.

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Re: Effect of High Initial Concentration of Reactant

Postby Connor Chappell 2B » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:24 pm

Yes, if there is a high concentration of intitial reactants, the reaction will favor the production of the products in the reaction. It is also important to note that the value of the equilibrium constant (Kc or Kp) will not change, as the ratio of reactants to products will stay the same, despite the concentrations being higher numbers.

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Re: Effect of High Initial Concentration of Reactant

Postby HuyHa_2H » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:07 pm

Yes, because the equilibrium constant will never change so you must maintain the product to reactant ratio. So if the reactant were to increase then the products would increase to maintain the proper ratio.


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