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    In an equilibrium, does an exothermic reaction actually favour lower temperatures? Or is it that lower temperatures just have much more of an affect on the endothermic reaction?
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    When a system in equilibrium is subject to a decrease in temperature, it will shift to increase the temperature, by favouring the reaction that releases the most amount of heat

    So at a lower temperature, equilibrium will shift to favour the exothermic reaction. I think you just got that the other way round.


    Hope this clears things
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    (Original post by enaayrah)
    When a system in equilibrium is subject to a decrease in temperature, it will shift to increase the temperature, by favouring the reaction that releases the most amount of heat

    So at a lower temperature, equilibrium will shift to favour the exothermic reaction. I think you just got that the other way round.


    Hope this clears things
    I'm talking more about the individual forwards reaction than the equilibrium.We already know from chandelier's rule (I don't know how to spell his name lol) that the equilibrium will oppose the change, but I'm more interested in the reasons behind it. Thanks though
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    (Original post by PrimeEpoch)
    I'm talking more about the individual forwards reaction than the equilibrium.We already know from chandelier's rule (I don't know how to spell his name lol) that the equilibrium will oppose the change, but I'm more interested in the reasons behind it. Thanks though
    What is your exam board for Chemistry?
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    (Original post by Chittesh14)
    What is your exam board for Chemistry?
    Edexcel, but I'm asking for an essay instead of a practice question
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    (Original post by PrimeEpoch)
    Edexcel, but I'm asking for an essay instead of a practice question
    No, I wasn't asking because of this thread lol. I was asking because I thought you might do the same exam board as me .
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    (Original post by Chittesh14)
    No, I wasn't asking because of this thread lol. I was asking because I thought you might do the same exam board as me .
    Oh right lol, so do I?
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    Oh right lol, so do I?
    Nope :/.
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    Nope :/.
    Oh well lol
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    (Original post by PrimeEpoch)
    In an equilibrium, does an exothermic reaction actually favour lower temperatures? Or is it that lower temperatures just have much more of an affect on the endothermic reaction?
    Both. The endothermic route of the reaction would be "retarded" (less reactants would remain in equilibrium), and the exothermic route would be favoured (more products are made).



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