Adding Inert Gas

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Labiba Sardar 2A
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Adding Inert Gas

Postby Labiba Sardar 2A » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:38 pm

What's the effect of adding an inert gas to a reaction at equilibrium? I know it has something to do with the pressure and volume, but I don't remember which of these are affected.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Sebastian Lee 1L » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:49 pm

Adding an inert gas will increase the pressure of a system. However, it does NOT affect the equilibrium of a reaction because there is no change in concentration which means Q does not change. Adding an inert gas will not shift a reaction towards products or reactants.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby ABombino_2J » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:09 pm

Adding an inert gas increases the pressure of the system but will not affect the equilibrium constant K or Q because these gases do not react easily because they have a full octet

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Joanne Lee 1J » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:06 pm

Adding an inert gas will change the pressure of the system but not the K or Q value of the reaction.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Harry Zhang 1B » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:09 pm

Adding an inert gas will not have effect on the system because the inert gas does not participate in the actual chemical reaction and does not change the partial pressure or the volume(therefore concentration) of the reactants and products.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Aarushi Solanki 4F » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:10 pm

Adding inert gases increases the pressure of the system but doesn't affect the concentrations at equilibrium.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Bryan Chen 1H » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:04 pm

It increases pressure, but it has no effect on the reaction because volume stays the same and therefore the concentrations of species also do

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby 505306205 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:53 pm

Adding an inert gas does not shift the reaction because it doesn't react with any of the reactants or products so the concentrations of each don't change.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Jialun Chen 4F » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:06 am

Adding an inert gas (noble gases or gases that's not present in the reaction) increases the pressure of the system, but alters no concentration, thus having no effect on the overall reaction.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Ashley Alvarado 2C » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:29 pm

When an inert gas is added, the pressure does increase, but there is no change in the concentrations of the products and the reactants. Because of this there is no effect on the reaction.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Diana Andrade_4F » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:03 am

Adding an inert gas doesn’t affect the equilibrium constant

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Michelle Song 1I » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:20 am

Adding an inert gas will not cause the reaction to shift in either direction.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Nuoya Jiang » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:24 am

It has no effect because adding an inert gas would not change the concentration/partial pressure of the reactants and products.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby AronCainBayot2K » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:09 pm

Adding an inert gas increases the pressure of the system but in terms of equilibrium it has no effect. Only temperature can do that as it forces the reaction to favor one side or the other.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Rebekah Alfred 1J » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:29 pm

Increasing the pressure of a system with an inert gas does not affect the equilibrium constant. Some examples of inert gases are Helium (He), Argon (Ar), Neon (Ne), Krypton (Kr), and Xenon (Xe).

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Kaylee Clarke 1G » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:19 pm

adding an inert gas does not change the equilibrium constant for a system, but it will affect the pressure

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Jamie Lee 1F » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:33 am

Adding an inert gas does not change the equilibrium constant.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Veronica Lu 2H » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:07 am

adding an inert gas does not create a change

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Manav Govil 1B » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:13 pm

Additional inert Gases don't cause a shift in equilibrium, as they are not necessarily part of the reaction.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:37 pm

Because inert gases are not technically a part of the equation, they have no effect on the reaction equilibrium.

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Re: Adding Inert Gas

Postby Gurmukhi Bevli 4G » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:20 pm

Adding an inert gas will change the pressure of the system (increase it), but will not affect the K and Q values (does not change the equilibrium concentration), and will not have an effect on the overall reaction.


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