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Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:38 pm
by Labiba Sardar 2A
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.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:49 pm
by Sebastian Lee 1L
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.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:09 pm
by ABombino_2J
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

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:06 pm
by Joanne Lee 1J
Adding an inert gas will change the pressure of the system but not the K or Q value of the reaction.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:09 pm
by Harry Zhang 1B
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.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:10 pm
by Aarushi Solanki 4F
Adding inert gases increases the pressure of the system but doesn't affect the concentrations at equilibrium.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:04 pm
by Bryan Chen 1H
It increases pressure, but it has no effect on the reaction because volume stays the same and therefore the concentrations of species also do

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:53 pm
by 505306205
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.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:06 am
by Jialun Chen 4F
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.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:29 pm
by Ashley Alvarado 2C
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.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:03 am
by Diana Andrade_4F
Adding an inert gas doesn’t affect the equilibrium constant

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:20 am
by Michelle Song 1I
Adding an inert gas will not cause the reaction to shift in either direction.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:24 am
by Nuoya Jiang
It has no effect because adding an inert gas would not change the concentration/partial pressure of the reactants and products.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:09 pm
by AronCainBayot2K
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.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:29 pm
by Rebekah Alfred 1J
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).

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:19 pm
by Kaylee Clarke 1G
adding an inert gas does not change the equilibrium constant for a system, but it will affect the pressure

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:33 am
by Jamie Lee 1F
Adding an inert gas does not change the equilibrium constant.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:07 am
by Veronica Lu 2H
adding an inert gas does not create a change

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:13 pm
by Manav Govil 1B
Additional inert Gases don't cause a shift in equilibrium, as they are not necessarily part of the reaction.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:37 pm
by CalvinTNguyen2D
Because inert gases are not technically a part of the equation, they have no effect on the reaction equilibrium.

Re: Adding Inert Gas

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:20 pm
by Gurmukhi Bevli 4G
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.