General trend in pressures?

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Andrew Uesugi 3I
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General trend in pressures?

Postby Andrew Uesugi 3I » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:36 am

So what are the general trends in changing the parital pressures of the equations with equiblibrium?

If you increase the pressure of a product, the reaction will shift towards the reactants.
If you decrease the pressure of the product, the reaction will what ?
If you decrease the pressure of a reactant, then what happens?
Etc.

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Re: General trend in pressures?

Postby Lexi Nadler 1H » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:58 am

If you increase or decrease pressure, the equilibrium will try to prevent the change. So if you increase pressure, the reaction will shift to the side of the equation with fewer molecules to balance it out and if you decrease the pressure the reaction will shift to the side of the equation with more molecules. Decreasing the pressure causes the reaction to want to increase it again by adding more molecules.


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