Temperature Change

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Temperature Change

Postby sharonvivianv » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:13 pm

Why does the shift of a reaction due to a temperature change depend on if the reaction is exothermic or endothermic?

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Re: Temperature Change

Postby Alana Sur 3B » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:17 pm

If a reaction requires heat to form the products (endothermic), then an increase in temperature will favour the formation of products. If a reaction releases heat when forming the products (exothermic), an increase in temperature will favour the reverse reaction, i.e the formation of reactants.

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