K value for changes in temperature

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Glenda Marshall DIS 3M
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K value for changes in temperature

Postby Glenda Marshall DIS 3M » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:28 pm

I'm still confused why K changes when temperature changes. Anyone care to explain?

K Honeychurch 1K
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Re: K value for changes in temperature

Postby K Honeychurch 1K » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:37 pm

Think of energy (in this case heat) as a reactant or product. In an exothermic reaction heat is a product, so if you increase the temperature (more heat) the reaction will favor the reactants and K will decrease. In an endothermic reaction heat is a reactant, so if you increase the temperature (more heat) the reaction will favor the products and K will increase. Hope that helps!

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Re: K value for changes in temperature

Postby Glenda Marshall DIS 3M » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:39 pm

That was an awesome explanation. Thank you so much!


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