Changes in Pressure

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Soumya Ravichandran 4H
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Changes in Pressure

Postby Soumya Ravichandran 4H » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:18 pm

Other than pumping in an inert gas into a system, are there any other ways that the pressure of a system will not shift toward the reactants or products?

Steven Garcia 1H
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Re: Changes in Pressure

Postby Steven Garcia 1H » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:25 pm

Pumping inert gases should be the only way. The inert gases will not participate in any reaction with the gases present. If it were any other gases aside from the inert gases then we would expect the increasing pressure to favor the reaction towards either the reactants or products. Hope this helps!

Venya Vaddi 1L
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Re: Changes in Pressure

Postby Venya Vaddi 1L » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:46 pm

Another possible scenario is that if the pressure was changed by decreasing/increasing volume and there are the same number of moles of gas on both the reactants and products sides of the equation, then the system would be unaffected and would not favor a particular side.

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