Ch 11 # 1

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Ch 11 # 1

Postby donnanguyen1d » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:45 pm

Why is it TRUE that if one starts with higher concentrations of reactants, the equilibrium concentrations of the products will be larger?

If K= Concentration of P/ Concentration of R, if the concentration of R is higher wouldn't it make the overall concentration of P smaller?

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Re: Ch 11 # 1

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 pm

The reason why is because of how the chemical equilibria shift. An increase in reactants will cause a shift towards increased products in order to restore equilibrium. The inverse is also true; an increase in products will cause a shift towards increased amount of reactants.

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Re: Ch 11 # 1

Postby 304922790 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:59 pm

Sorry can you explain more about how an increase in reactants will cause a shift towards increased products in order to restore equilibrium
because based on this equation: K= Concentration of P/ Concentration of R. Doesn't that mean if the concentration of R increases, the concentration of P will decrease in order to have the same equilibrium constant?


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