Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 2 months ago

If a given reaction is exothermic, will Keq increase or decrease with temperature?

a) Increase

b) It cannot be determined from inspection of the equation alone

c) Decrease

1 Answer

  • Dr W
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    exothermic means heat is like a product. An increase in temperature will be like adding a product.  Via LeChateliers principle, the system should shift to the reactant side to consume the extra heat and maintain a constant Keq.

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