final yield question

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final yield question

Postby samanthalee14adis1G » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:53 am

can someone explain how taking out ammonia would increase the yield of ammonia?

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Re: final yield question

Postby Caitlin Dillon 3G » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:31 am

Remember Le Chatelier's Principle which states that chemical reactions adjust so as to minimize the effect of any changes. If you remove ammonia, the chemical reaction will adjust to minimize the effect of that change. Thus, to return back to equilibrium, more ammonia will be produced until the original concentration of ammonia is met again.

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Re: final yield question

Postby Camille Ng 1D » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:09 am

Taking out ammonia will create more ammonia because the system will try to compensate for the change (removal of ammonia) by creating more ammonia. Le Chat's principle states that the system will move in the direction to reduce the change in the reaction.

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