Mini-Tutorial Equilibrium Shifts Std 9

 

 

 

 

 

Everything shift right everything

this side -------------------------------> this side

decreases increases

 

 

 

 

 

 

everything shift left everything

this side <----------------------------- this side

increases decreases

 

 

 

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These shifts are the way we describe what happens when LeChatelier reacts to actions taken on a system that is at equilibrium.

 

 

 

Examples of actions:

Add more O2 to the reaction mixture. Adding a dessicant to the reaction mixture removes H2O (gas).