Effect of Volume Given Equal Moles

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Christine Chen 1H
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Effect of Volume Given Equal Moles

Postby Christine Chen 1H » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:31 pm

Where does the reaction shift when the volume decreases and the number of moles of gas are equal on both the reactant and product sides?

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Re: Effect of Volume Given Equal Moles

Postby Jonathan Pai 2I » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:34 pm

Unaffected

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Re: Effect of Volume Given Equal Moles

Postby Olivia Young 1A » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:53 pm

When the volume decreases and the number of moles of gas on both sides of the reaction are equal, the reaction does not shift and it is unaffected. This is because the number of moles of reactants and products are equal, so the reaction does not favor either the forward or reverse reaction. If the volume decreases and there are then more moles of gas on the left or right, the reaction will shift right or left, respectively.


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