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vera_ewing

  • one year ago

What will happen when a reactant is added to a system at equilibrium? A. More reactants will form. B. The system will remain at equilibrium. C. The equilibrium of the system will be upset. D. Only the concentration of that reactant will change.

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  1. vera_ewing
    • one year ago
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    @JFraser A or B?

  2. JFraser
    • one year ago
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    think of equilibrium like a see-saw that has to be kept in balance. If you overload one side, mass must \(shift\) \(away\) from the excess

  3. vera_ewing
    • one year ago
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    @JFraser So the equilibrium of the system will be upset?

  4. JFraser
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    it will be, and what direction will it move in, if the reactants are upset?

  5. vera_ewing
    • one year ago
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    I'm not sure. Can you please explain?

  6. JFraser
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    the reactants are "too heavy". in order to restore the balance, where does the mass move to?

  7. JFraser
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    it has to be one one side or another

  8. vera_ewing
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    The side with less reactants?

  9. JFraser
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    the mass on the left is too large. to restore balance, the mass must move to the products

  10. vera_ewing
    • one year ago
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    Ohh okay so the answer is C?

  11. JFraser
    • one year ago
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    it is

  12. vera_ewing
    • one year ago
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    Thank you for explaining it! :)

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