Applying Le Chatelier's principle

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Toru Fiberesima 1L
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Applying Le Chatelier's principle

Postby Toru Fiberesima 1L » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:00 am

What would happen if one were to increase the temperature of a reaction, and why?

Sarah Kiamanesh 1D
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Re: Applying Le Chatelier's principle

Postby Sarah Kiamanesh 1D » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:15 am

For exothermic reactions, when the temperature of the system is increased, reactants are favored and the equilibrium constant (K) decreases. This results in less heat being released, which offsets the increase in temperature.
For endothermic reactions, when the temperature of the system is increased, products are favored and the equilibrium constant increases. This results in more heat being absorbed, which offsets the increase in temperature.

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Re: Applying Le Chatelier's principle

Postby Nicklas_Wright_1A » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:57 pm

In addition, the reaction rate will increase.


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