Le Chatelier's Principle

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Hailey Boehm 2H
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Le Chatelier's Principle

Postby Hailey Boehm 2H » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:38 pm

In class we looked at the chemical equation N2(g) + 3H2(g)= (double arrows) 2 NH3(g).
Without adding more reactants, how would you increase the yield of NH3(g)? We went over this in class but I did not understand the reasoning.

Kyle Golden Dis 2G
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Re: Le Chatelier's Principle

Postby Kyle Golden Dis 2G » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:54 pm

Without adding more reactants, you would have to decrease the amount of products (NH3) in order to yield more products.

Kate_Santoso_4F
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Re: Le Chatelier's Principle

Postby Kate_Santoso_4F » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:41 pm

Le Chatelier's principle suggests a good way of ensuring that a reaction goes on generating a substance: simply remove products as they are formed. In the continuing hunt for equilibrium, the reaction generates more product.

Mikka Hoffman 1C
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Re: Le Chatelier's Principle

Postby Mikka Hoffman 1C » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:50 pm

Removing product as it is formed results in more product yield because the reaction will keep trying to reach equilibrium as product is removed, so the reactants will continue being turned into product.

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Re: Le Chatelier's Principle

Postby Nicklas_Wright_1A » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:31 am

You could also increase the pressure.


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