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Skyllar Kuppinger 1F
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5.61

Postby Skyllar Kuppinger 1F » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:20 am

The answer to 5.61 says that the system being compressed will have little or no effect on the system. I thought that the system being compressed would favor the formation of products bc there are 12 mol on the reactant side but only 7 on the product side. Why is my logic wrong?
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Re: 5.61

Postby Justin Sarquiz 2F » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:04 am

You only look at the moles of gas, not the moles of aqueous or liquids or solids. If we look only at the moles of gas, we see that there are only 6 moles of gas on each side, so compressing the system does not shift equilibrium.

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Re: 5.61

Postby AlyssaYeh_1B » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:49 pm

Why is it that we only look at the moles of gas? I thought it was only solid and liquids that were not included in the equilibrium constant


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