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Increase pressure by half the volume

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:37 pm
by Junwei Sun 4I
How will the equilibrium shift if pressure is increased by halting the volume?

Re: Increase pressure by half the volume

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:27 pm
by Hannah Romeo 1J
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.

Re: Increase pressure by half the volume

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:08 pm
by GFolk_1D
This is true however remember that the actual equilibrium ratio remains the same. Only temperature can change K. :)

Re: Increase pressure by half the volume

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:08 pm
by Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k
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