4.6.2.6

4.6.2.6 The effect of temperature changes on equilibrium (HT only)

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  • If the temperature of a system at equilibrium is increased:
  • the relative amount of products at equilibrium increases for an endothermic reaction
  • the relative amount of products at equilibrium decreases for an exothermic reaction.

If the temperature of a system at equilibrium is decreased:

  • the relative amount of products at equilibrium decreases for an endothermic reaction
  • the relative amount of products at equilibrium increases for an exothermic reaction.
  • Students should be able to interpret appropriate given data to predict the effect of a change in temperature on given reactions at equilibrium.