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final yield question

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:53 am
by samanthalee14adis1G
can someone explain how taking out ammonia would increase the yield of ammonia?

Re: final yield question

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:31 am
by Caitlin Dillon 3G
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.

Re: final yield question

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:09 am
by Camille Ng 1D
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.