Effects of Compression

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Sara Lakamsani 4D
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Effects of Compression

Postby Sara Lakamsani 4D » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:43 am

Compression of a reaction only has an effect if all of the agents are in gas phase right? Because that is the only way a difference in moles between the sides of the reaction would cause a pressure difference?

Salena Chowdri 1I
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Re: Effects of Compression

Postby Salena Chowdri 1I » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:58 am

Yes compression would effect the position of a reaction, taking it away from equilibrium. When the volume reduces, the side that has less gas molecules is favored. The compression increases pressure because of the gaseous state.

Eunice Lee 1A
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Re: Effects of Compression

Postby Eunice Lee 1A » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:59 am

Yes, any molecules in the gas phase would be affected.

Ryan Danis 1J
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Re: Effects of Compression

Postby Ryan Danis 1J » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:18 am

Yes, this affects molecules in the gas phase.

Gillian Ward 1F
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Re: Effects of Compression

Postby Gillian Ward 1F » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:10 pm

Yes it would affect the molecules in the gas phase. More specifically, compression increases pressure which will cause the side with less moles to be favored.

Roberto Gonzalez 1L
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Re: Effects of Compression

Postby Roberto Gonzalez 1L » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:45 pm

Yes, using Le Chatelier's principles this can be concluded as compression would result in a shift to the side of the reaction with less moles whereas expansion would shift to the side with a larger amount of moles.


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