basic chemical equlibrium question, gcse level i think!

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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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