## Increasing/Decreasing temp

Gisela F Ramirez 2H
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### Increasing/Decreasing temp

How does increasing or decreasing the temperature of a reaction affect it?

Luc Lorain 1L
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### Re: Increasing/Decreasing temp

The effect of temperature on a given equilibrium will depend on whether the reaction is endothermic or exothermic.

Within a reaction, think of heat like a reactant if the equation is endothermic ($\Delta$H > 0), and as a product if exothermic ($\Delta$H < 0). Though heat is not a discrete substance, putting it in these terms will make applying Le Châtelier's principle much easier.

If the a reaction is endothermic, removing heat (decreasing temperature) will be the equivalent of removing react, and will favor reactant formation; the system will likewise favor products if temperature is increased (adding more heat). If exothermic, decreasing temperature will be the equivalent of removing product, and will favor product formation; the system will likewise favor reactants if temperature is increased.

Tony Chung 2I
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### Re: Increasing/Decreasing temp

It can change which way the reaction proceeds.

klarratt2
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### Re: Increasing/Decreasing temp

The effect of temperature on a reaction depends on whether the reaction is endothermic or exothermic. If the reaction is endothermic, adding heat to it will favor the forward reaction and taking heat out of it will favor the reverse reaction. If the reaction is exothermic, adding heat to it will favor the reverse reaction and taking heat out of it will favor the reverse reaction.

Sapna Ramappa 1J
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### Re: Increasing/Decreasing temp

I always think about it in regards to endothermic reactions. Increasing temperature will always favor endothermic reaction, and thus decreasing temperature will favor the exothermic reaction. Make sure you pay attention to the delta H, and then you can figure out the effect of a temperature change.

Pritish Patil 1K
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### Re: Increasing/Decreasing temp

If a reaction is endothermic, then increasing the temperature will shift the reaction to the right and decreasing the temperature will shift the reaction to the left. If a reaction is exothermic, then decreasing the temperature will shift the reaction to the right and increasing the temperature will shift the reaction to the left.

Destiny Diaz 4D
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### Re: Increasing/Decreasing temp

depending on if the reaction is endo or exothermic, it will change the way the reaction proceeds and which direction is most favorable.

CristinaMorales1F
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### Re: Increasing/Decreasing temp

how does increasing the volume and decreasing the pressure of a reaction affect which way the reaction will flow?

CristinaMorales1F
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### Re: Increasing/Decreasing temp

Also, how are we able to determine which way the reaction will flow if the reaction is endothermic vs exothermic?

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