Effects with Water

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Leah Thomas 2E
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Effects with Water

Postby Leah Thomas 2E » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:25 am

Sometimes adding or taking away water has an effect on the shift of the reaction and sometimes is doesn't because it is considered a liquid. How do you know when that occurs/ when is water considered a medium or part of the reaction affected? This was on the modules and homework problems.

Vasiliki G Dis1C
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Re: Effects with Water

Postby Vasiliki G Dis1C » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:36 pm

If the solution is in water (aka aqueous), then adding/taking away water doesn't affect it since water is technically on both sides of the reaction. Water will affect the reaction when it is in a gas phase, or is not present as the solvent. Also, make sure you check whether pressure or volume are changing and how that may affect the reaction.

Shawn Patel 1I
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Re: Effects with Water

Postby Shawn Patel 1I » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:50 pm

Adding or subtracting water only creates a shift in the reaction when it is in a gas phase. When it is in an aqueous phase, the reaction doesn't change because the water is acting as a solvent on both sides.

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