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What Happens to a Reaction if Inert Gas is Added?

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:13 am
by Nathan Tran 4K
Is there any change in a reaction if inert gas is added?

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

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:22 am
by Carine Tamamian 2B
there is no change

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

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:41 pm
by Anand Narayan 1G
The reaction does not change if an inert gas is added

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

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 pm
by Erin Kim 2G
The addition of inert gas does not affect which side the equation favors, and the equilibrium constant does not change as well.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:21 pm
by Jennifer Su 2L
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:01 am
by Ricardo Martin 1J
No, there is no change to a reaction if an inert gas is added.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:16 am
by Stevin1H
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:48 pm
by Katie_Duong_1D
An inert gas has no effect on the reaction because partial pressures of reacting gases stay the same.