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Postby ayushibanerjee06 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:52 pm

The question is: Consider the equilibrium CO(g) + H2O(g) <->CO2(g) + H2(g). c) If the concentration of CO is increased, what happens to the concentra- tion of H2?
Can someone explain why?

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Postby Rachel Yu 1G » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:06 pm

This is because if the concentration of CO is increased, the reaction will return to equilibrium concentrations by becoming more product favored, increasing the concentration of H2.

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Postby Christineg1G » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:53 pm

You would use Le Chatelier's principle and know that if a reactant is increased, in this example being CO, the system will shift the equilibrium to the right towards the products, thus increasing the concentration of H2.

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Postby anjali41 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:59 pm

In equilibrium, the rate of reaction for the products and reactants are the same. When increasing one of the reactants, more products must be formed to balance out the increase in reactants, which will preserve the equilibrium. So, the H2 concentration will increase.


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