## Equilibrium and Gases

alicechien_4F
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### Equilibrium and Gases

Why does the equilibrium shift to the side with less moles of gas when pressure is increased?

Charisse Vu 1H
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### Re: Equilibrium and Gases

When pressure is increased by decreasing the volume, equilibrium shifts to to the side with less moles of gas because the concentrations of each compound is being increased according to the equation P=n/v. If pressure is increased by decreasing the volume, then the concentration increases since v is a smaller number. Therefore, equilibrium will shift to the side with less moles of gas.

Rida Ismail 2E
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### Re: Equilibrium and Gases

I remembered that when the pressure was increased it moved to the side with fewer moles because if there is more pressure, the gas wants more area to spread out. If there are fewer moles with more pressure the moles of gas are not as cramped.

Ryan Yee 1J
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### Re: Equilibrium and Gases

When pressure is increased it forces gas molecules closer together, so if the gas atoms can form more complex molecules to take up less space (for more movement) then they can.

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