What I have trouble understanding is why K changes with temperature, the reaction still shifts when heat is either added or absorbed the same way it does when the concentration of a reactant or product is changed however the difference between the two is that change in concentration doesn't affect K but change in T does. Is it because heat is not part of the equilibrium equation, so for example adding heat to an endothermic reaction will increase the concentration of the products by making the reaction shift right to balance out the excess energy however the concentration of the reactants is not changed, you just have more heat on the reactants side so when solving for the new value of K you'll end up with a higher number because again heat is not part of the equation and the concentration of reactants doesn't change. Is this right?
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Chemistry Equilibrium K and T watch
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- 09-03-2018 20:15