What Happens to a Reaction if Inert Gas is Added?

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Nathan Tran 4K
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What Happens to a Reaction if Inert Gas is Added?

Postby Nathan Tran 4K » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:13 am

Is there any change in a reaction if inert gas is added?

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Re: What Happens to a Reaction if Inert Gas is Added?

Postby Carine Tamamian 2B » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:22 am

there is no change

Anand Narayan 1G
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Re: What Happens to a Reaction if Inert Gas is Added?

Postby Anand Narayan 1G » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:41 pm

The reaction does not change if an inert gas is added

Erin Kim 2G
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Re: What Happens to a Reaction if Inert Gas is Added?

Postby Erin Kim 2G » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 pm

The addition of inert gas does not affect which side the equation favors, and the equilibrium constant does not change as well.

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Re: What Happens to a Reaction if Inert Gas is Added?

Postby Jennifer Su 2L » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:21 pm

Increasing the pressure by introducing an inert gas has no effect on the equilibrium composition. However, compression of a reaction mixture at equilibrium tends to drive the reaction in the direction that reduces the number of gas-phase molecules.

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Re: What Happens to a Reaction if Inert Gas is Added?

Postby Ricardo Martin 1J » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:01 am

No, there is no change to a reaction if an inert gas is added.

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Re: What Happens to a Reaction if Inert Gas is Added?

Postby Stevin1H » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:16 am

If there is an insertion of inert gas into a reaction to increase the pressure, this will have no effect on changing the concentrations in the reaction. This is because only volume changes concentration when moles are constant as shown in (M=n/V) and the inert gases do not react with the reactants in the reaction.

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Re: What Happens to a Reaction if Inert Gas is Added?

Postby Katie_Duong_1D » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:48 pm

An inert gas has no effect on the reaction because partial pressures of reacting gases stay the same.


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