The effect of changing conditions on equilibrium (HT only)


  • The relative amounts of all the reactants and products at equilibrium depend on the conditions of the reaction.

If a system is at equilibrium and a change is made to any of the conditions, then the system responds to counteract the change.

The effects of changing conditions on a system at equilibrium can be predicted using Le Chatelier’s Principle.

Students should be able to make qualitative predictions about the effect of changes on systems at equilibrium when given appropriate information.