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Effect of water

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:41 pm
by manasa933
Does removing/adding water(or anything in the 'l' or 'aq' phase) or increasing the pressure of water (or anything in the 'l' or 'aq' phase) have any effect on which direction the reaction will proceed?

Re: Effect of water

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:39 am
by Michaela Capps 1l
It depends on if the reactants or products are aqueous. If they were, adding water would change the molarity and thus the reaction and how it proceeds.

Re: Effect of water

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:32 pm
by Phan Tran 1K
Keep in mind that aqueous substances are used in the equilibrium constant, but not liquid substances.

To add on, think of adding more liquid to a system with an aqueous substance like increasing the volume of a gaseous substance. It decreases the concentration of aqueous substances and affects Kc