Inert Gas

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Leah Savage 2F
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Inert Gas

Postby Leah Savage 2F » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:24 pm

Does the addition of an inert gas ever impact the equilibrium? Can it change the volume of a system?

Troy Tavangar 1I
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Re: Inert Gas

Postby Troy Tavangar 1I » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:59 pm

I believe the volume will increase however the inert gas should not affect the equilibrium because what matters for the equilibrium are the partial pressures of the reactants and products.

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Re: Inert Gas

Postby 004932366 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:54 am

When adding an inert gas into the reaction vessel, the reacting gases continue to occupy the same volume, so their individual molar concentrations/partial pressures remain unchanged despite this addition of inert gas. Thus, the equilibrium constant with the addition of an inert gas remains unchanged.


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