the answer is D, but i though removing ammonia would make the rxn shift…
can someone explain?
Hi, I did some research!
A. Powdered catalyst = more surface to volume ratio (More forward reaction)
B. Exothermic = lower temperature, then shift to the right, but not all exothermic reactions will be affected by changes in temperature
C. Increase in pressure = shift to the side with less product (More forward reaction)
E. Increased volume = shift in the direction that increases the number of moles of gas, (More forward reaction)
D. Removing all moles of ammonia as it gets formed then
- affection in balance of reactants
- left side will have fewer moles of H2 and N2
- equilibrium can shift to reverse reaction, causing decomposition of ammonia rather than forward reaction (not creating ammonia)
Sorry for unclear explanation, but I think D would be more suitable if I’d had to pick one option.
hello! thanks for the explanation. i actually haven’t realized that when ammonia is taken out, we wont have n2 and h2 forming as well lol. I got the question, thanks!