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Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:32 pm
According to the solutions manual, the answer is a because the reaction is endothermic. The solutions manual says that the value of the equilibrium constant is larger in Flask 2 than in Flask 1, which is consistent with an increase in temperature of an endothermic reaction. I do not understand why an increase in equilibrium constant shows that a reaction is endothermic.
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Also, why does decreasing the volume favor the formation of X2? I understand that decreasing the volume increases the pressure but I do not understand why this would lead to an increase in reactants.
Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:41 pm
An increase in the equilibrium constant suggests the reaction is favoring the products. In order to produce more product, the reaction requires heat which makes it endothermic