Reaction shifts right or left?

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Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby Areena H 2K » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:35 pm

Does this mean that if you have left-shift you produce more reactant and right-shift means you produce more product?

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby Delaney Smith 1C » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:40 pm

Yes, if the reaction is shifted to the left that means that the are more moles on the left side of the reaction which are the reactants. While if the reaction is shifted to the right that means there are more moles on the right side of the reaction which are the products.

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby Hussain Chharawalla 1G » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:42 pm

Yes, shifting to the left means the reverse reaction is favored more reactants will be made. Shifting to the right means forward reaction is favored and more products will be made.

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby Anna Chen 1K » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:30 pm

If a reaction shifts to the right, then the forward reaction is favored and more products will be produced.
If a reaction shifts to the left, then the reverse reaction is favored and more reactants will be produced.

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby 205154661_Dis2J » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:32 pm

If the rxn shifts left, that means that a forward reaction is favored, thus producing more reactants. If the rxn shifts right, that means that a reverse reaction is favored, thus producing more products.

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby Aarushi Solanki 4F » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:33 pm

Shift left means that more reactants will be produced so the reaction progresses to Q = K.
Shift right means that more products will be produced so the reaction progresses to Q = K.

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby Sofia Barker 2C » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:15 am

When a reaction shifts to the right, this means that there is a higher concentration of reactants than products, so the forward reaction will be favored. (Q<K)
When a reaction shifts to the left, this means that there is a higher concentration of products than reactants, so the reverse reaction will be favored. (Q>K)

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby Eunice Nguyen 4I » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:53 am

Reaction is shifted to the left: the forward reaction is favored (reactants).
Reaction is shifted to the right: the reverse reaction is favored (products).

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby 805097738 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:28 pm

Delaney Smith 1C wrote:Yes, if the reaction is shifted to the left that means that the are more moles on the left side of the reaction which are the reactants. While if the reaction is shifted to the right that means there are more moles on the right side of the reaction which are the products.


if there are more moles on one side wouldn't it shift to the other to maintain equilibrium..?

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby 105335337 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:30 pm

Yes. Exactly that. If the reaction is shifted to the left, more reactants are created and if the reaction is shifted to the right, more products are formed.

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby 905289082 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:34 pm

Left shift means that the reaction is going from right to left, thus forming more reactants. The opposite is true with products. Just look at the written equation and whatever is left or right of the arrow is the direction of movement and what's being formed

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby rohun2H » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:49 pm

Yes, a shift to the left favors the reverse reaction so more reactants will be made. A shift to the right favors the forward reaction so more products will be made.

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby Joanne Lee 1J » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:59 pm

Yes, when a reaction shifts to the left, it favors the reactants and when it shifts to the right it favors the products.

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby Madelyn Romberg 1H » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:24 am

Yes, this is correct. It is about looking at the concentrations in the Q value to see if the reaction will shift right or left.

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Re: Reaction shifts right or left?

Postby Michelle Xie 3A » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:52 pm

A left shift favors reactants and a right shift favors products.


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