Product Yield

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Product Yield

Postby Zoya Mulji 1K » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:02 pm

How would you change the yield of a product without adding more reactants?

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Re: Product Yield

Postby chrisleung-2J » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:05 pm

If it is an equilibrium system, removing some of the gas or aqueous product that has formed can cause the system to shift right and produce additional product.

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Re: Product Yield

Postby Nicholas_Gladkov_2J » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:08 pm

Zoya Mulji 1K wrote:How would you change the yield of a product without adding more reactants?


To acquire more products without adding more reactants, you would want to remove the products, such that the forward reaction is favored and more products will be made.

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Re: Product Yield

Postby Sarah Zhari 1D » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:35 pm

Depending on the reaction, changing the temperatures and pressures can also affect the yield product.

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Re: Product Yield

Postby Daniel Yu 1E » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:25 pm

Dr. Lavelle was talking about Le Chatelier's Principle when he posed these types of questions during lecture. Since the system will try to balance itself and keep itself at low energy, if you remove the product then the forward reaction will be favored. Leftover reactants are not efficient, so in the fertilizer factories, for example, they would vacuum out the product, ammonia.

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Re: Product Yield

Postby 705302428 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:05 pm

By removing the product causing the reaction to instinctively produce more product.

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Re: Product Yield

Postby VioletKo3F » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:24 pm

If the product is removed, the reaction will immediately favor the forward reaction, producing more product.


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