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    in this equilibrium (just imagine the arrows are there)
    CH3COOH CH3COO- + H+

    if there is excess CH3COOH and hence the equlibirum trys to counteract this, producing more H+ ions, has the position of equilibrium shifted to the right or left??

    i always get this messed up! plz help!
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    (Original post by emzie)
    in this equilibrium (just imagine the arrows are there)
    CH3COOH CH3COO- + H+

    if there is excess CH3COOH and hence the equlibirum trys to counteract this, producing more H+ ions, has the position of equilibrium shifted to the right or left??

    i always get this messed up! plz help!
    An increase in CH3COOH concentration(or it in excess) causes a shift of the equilibriumto the right, in order to maintain the equilibrium.

    [If there is a change to the system (could be concentration, temp. pressure), the equilibrium will shift in orderto minimise the change. If there was a greater H+ conc. then the equilibrium will shift to the left in order to keep the balance.]
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    (Original post by Xenon)
    An increase in CH3COOH concentration(or it in excess) causes a shift of the equilibriumto the right, in order to maintain the equilibrium.

    [If there is a change to the system (could be concentration, temp. pressure), the equilibrium will shift in orderto minimise the change. If there was a greater H+ conc. then the equilibrium will shift to the left in order to keep the balance.]

    thanks soo much! my brains gone nutty! even the spellchecker wont do a word count ne more grr! it stopped counting at abuot 11000 words and now jus says ive done 1000 words grrr stupid microsoft word!
 
 
 
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