Increasing yield without adding reactants

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Increasing yield without adding reactants

Postby Rhiannon Imbeah 2I » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:46 pm

This was a question in the course and I'm not sure if we went over it in lecture:

For the reaction N2(g)+3H2(g) (--->)(<----) 2NH3(g)

How would you increase increase the yield of ammonia without adding more reactants?

Thank you.

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Re: Increasing yield without adding reactants

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:44 pm

One can decrease the volume of the container (increasing pressures of all gases)

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Re: Increasing yield without adding reactants

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:05 pm

I sure did cover it in class. Increase the yield by removing the product. I also discussed this in reference to engineering and industry where production plants are designed to remove product to ensure reactants are used up in forming product.

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Re: Increasing yield without adding reactants

Postby Rhiannon Imbeah 2I » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:58 pm

Yes, I understand now. Thank you!


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