cooling a system

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cooling a system

Postby 905084274 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:42 am

If you cool a system how does it affect the reaction?

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Re: cooling a system

Postby Reva Kakaria 1J » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:54 am

If the reaction is endothermic, then cooling will favor reactant formation; if the reactant is exothermic, then cooling will favor product formation. This occurs according to Le Châtelier's Principle, since the systems will adjust to minimize the temperature change.

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Re: cooling a system

Postby Cienna Henry 1J » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:20 am

It may help to think of heat as a reactant/product. For example, in an endothermic reaction, heat would be a "reactant" which means cooling would decrease the amount of reactants and therefore the formation of reactants would be favored.

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Re: cooling a system

Postby Elizabeth Kim 4E » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:59 am

Endothermic: reaction will lean towards reactant
Exothermic: reaction will lean towards products


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