Equilibrium and rate question Alevel Chemistry

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suggest which set of changes would definitely produce an overall increase in both rate and yield for the following reaction. Explain your choice

N2 (g) + O2 (g) ⇌ 2NO(g)

A) Increasing pressure and increasing the temp
B) using a suitable catalyst and decreasing the temp
C) using a suitable catalyst and decreasing the pressure
D) decreasing the temp and decreasing the pressure


At first I thought it was C because the catalyst would speed up the rates but because the moles are equal pressure would have no effect on the yield? I think?
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Is the forward reaction endo or exothermic?
You are correct - pressure has no effect on the rate of reaction in this case. A catalyst would speed up the rate but has no effect of the position of equilibrium. So it seems like the answer would be B, but only if the forward reaction is exothermic.
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Sorry for not mentioning the reaction is endothermic
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Is the forward reaction endo or exothermic?
You are correct - pressure has no effect on the rate of reaction in this case. A catalyst would speed up the rate but has no effect of the position of equilibrium. So it seems like the answer would be B, but only if the forward reaction is exothermic.
The reaction is endothermic.
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Pressure will have no affect on yield, as there is equal amounts of mols of gas on either side but will have an effect on rate of reaction. If the reaction is endothermic (positive enthalpy change) then increasing temp will increase yield while also providing a faster rate of reaction. If the reaction is exothermic (negative enthalpy change) then an decrease im temp will increase yield, however will decrease rate of reaction.Therefore if the reaction is endothermic, choose AIf it is exothermic choose B.
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(Original post by CeyJai)
Pressure will have no affect on yield, as there is equal amounts of mols on either side but will have an effect on rate of reaction. If the reaction is endothermic (positive enthalpy change) then increasing temp will increase yield while also providing a faster rate of reaction. If the reaction is exothermic (negative enthalpy change) then an decrease im temp will increase yield, however will decrease rate of reaction.Therefore if the reaction is endothermic, choose AIf it is exothermic choose B.
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