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Le chateliers principle question

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  1. anonymous
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    he stated that when a chemical systems equilibrium is is disturbed, the system always appears to react in direction that opposes the change until new equilibrium what does that mean? example?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Ok we'll uses a simple reaction to explain I like to use 2h2 + o2 <-> 2h2o

  3. anonymous
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    If we add either of the reactants(h2 or o2) the reaction will try to rebalance itself but making more product until equilibrium is reached

  4. anonymous
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    One the other hand if h2o is added the reaction will shift in the direction of the reactants until equilibrium is reached

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    Additionally if pressure were to increase(decrease in volume) the reaction will shift to the side with less moles which is the product side 3 vs 2 mols and visa versa is pressure were to decrease the reaction will shill to the side with more moles the left side (reactants)

  6. anonymous
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    I hope this helps

  7. anonymous
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    ok makes sense now! one more question, when you add or remove energy so endo or exo which one is producing products and which reactants?

  8. anonymous
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    my text book is kinda confusing as it contradicts itself.... @zoomiemoo

  9. anonymous
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    This confused me too I thought I was never going to get it

  10. anonymous
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    when you think about it exothermic reactions make energy energy a->b+heat. If you add heat the reaction will try to counteract it by shifting to the reactants so not as much heat is lost in the first place

  11. anonymous
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    does that make sense?

  12. anonymous
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    ok so that's what I thought, but for one example.....

  13. anonymous
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    |dw:1432790394811:dw| it said it shifted right so more products favoured but that didnt make sense....

  14. anonymous
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    is there a difference in terms when talking about removing vs releasing absorbing vs adding?

  15. anonymous
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    The terms usually mean the same thing. Is it possible to take a picture of your textbook and post it

  16. anonymous
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    mhhmm ill even outline where its contradicting itself just give me a second

  17. anonymous
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    unless it said it absorbed energy 'from' the equation then it would mean that they are taking energy away from the reaction

  18. anonymous
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    could you explain that? what does from the equation mean?

  19. anonymous
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    Think of a sponge that absorbs heat. It is put into the reaction to absorb heat from the reaction. This means that the heat is reduced from the system

  20. anonymous
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    oh so your saying the surrounding is absorbing heat but system is releasing right?

  21. anonymous
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    ya. Is that what the question said?

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