Equilibrium

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  • Factors that affect Equilibrium
    • Decreasing the temperature favours the forward reaction as it is exothermic and heat can be more readily lost to the environment
    • Increasing the temperature favours the backward reaction as it is endothermic and heat is more readily available
    • increasing the pressure favours the side with the fewest moles of gas
    • Decreasing the pressure favours the side with the most moles of gas
    • Increasing the concentration of reactant causes the process to shift to produce more product, thereby removing the extra reactant
    • Increasing the concentration of product causes the process to shift to produce more reactant, thereby removing the extra product
    • Le Chatlier's Principle: when a system in dynamic equilibrium is subjected to a change
      • The position of the equilibrium will shift to minimise the change
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