Increase pressure by half the volume

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Junwei Sun 4I
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Increase pressure by half the volume

Postby Junwei Sun 4I » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:37 pm

How will the equilibrium shift if pressure is increased by halting the volume?

Hannah Romeo 1J
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Re: Increase pressure by half the volume

Postby Hannah Romeo 1J » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:27 pm

If pressure is increased by halving the volume, then the reaction will shift to the side with the fewest number of moles, ie. the path of least resistance, in order to minimize the effects of this pressure increase following the ideas of Le Chatlier's principle.

GFolk_1D
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Re: Increase pressure by half the volume

Postby GFolk_1D » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:08 pm

This is true however remember that the actual equilibrium ratio remains the same. Only temperature can change K. :)

Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k
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Re: Increase pressure by half the volume

Postby Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:08 pm

It's also good to mention that if the pressure is increased by making the volume half it will not shift the reaction either way IF there is an equal amount of moles of gas on both sides


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