Shifting Forward or Reverse

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vanessas0123
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Shifting Forward or Reverse

Postby vanessas0123 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:54 pm

When you reduce a reactant, why does the equilibrium shift in the reverse direction?

Juliana Chopelas 1A
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Re: Shifting Forward or Reverse

Postby Juliana Chopelas 1A » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:56 pm

When a reactant is reduced, the equilibrium will shift towards the products in order to make more reactants to balance out the system

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Re: Shifting Forward or Reverse

Postby KeyaV1C » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:58 pm

When the reactant is removed, the equilibrium shifts to make more reactant in order to make up for the loss.

Celena Kim 2I
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Re: Shifting Forward or Reverse

Postby Celena Kim 2I » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:15 pm

When you reduce a reactant, the concentration of the reactant will go down, therefore the equilibrium will shift towards the left to make up the number of the reactants lost so that the concentration will go back to equilibrium.

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Re: Shifting Forward or Reverse

Postby Amanda Lin 2I » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:17 pm

When you reduce a reactant, the equilibrium shifts toward the reactants in order to maintain the ratio of products to reactants.

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Re: Shifting Forward or Reverse

Postby KaleenaJezycki_1I » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:21 pm

vanessas0123 wrote:When you reduce a reactant, why does the equilibrium shift in the reverse direction?


When you reduce something in the reaction the equilibrium shifts towards it not away from it because now you are making less of that and therefore equilibrium will shift that way to try and reduce the effect on the equilibrium (Le Chatelier's principle). If you reduce a reactant there will be more products than reactants so the equilibrium will shift towards reactants to make more of them (making up for the reduction).

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Re: Shifting Forward or Reverse

Postby Connor Chappell 2B » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:30 pm

Reducing the reactant induces the reaction to produce more of the reaction in order to balance out the system and achieve the same ratio at equilibrium.

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Re: Shifting Forward or Reverse

Postby Katie Kyan 2K » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:25 pm

Reducing the reactant causes the reaction to shift to the left to make more of the reactant and restore equilibrium.


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