Keeping Equilibrium with Pressure

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Nick Foucrier 3J
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Keeping Equilibrium with Pressure

Postby Nick Foucrier 3J » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:31 pm

For a reaction, if the pressure of one reactant went up, how would you keep the reaction in equilibrium?

Sydmon Nguyen-Tran 1N
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Re: Keeping Equilibrium with Pressure

Postby Sydmon Nguyen-Tran 1N » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:23 am

If the pressure of a system is INCREASED, the reaction will shift toward the side with fewer moles of GAS.
If the pressure of a system is DECREASED, the reaction will shift toward the side with more moles of GAS.
If the moles of gas reactants is equal to the moles of gas reactants, a change in pressure will have NO EFFECT on the equilibrium.

William Shu 1G
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Re: Keeping Equilibrium with Pressure

Postby William Shu 1G » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:11 pm

Also keep in mind that a pressure change as a result of adding inert gas to the system will have no effect on the concentrations of the other gases, thereby having no change in the state of the reaction.


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