Which of the following is/are correct about the equilibrium constant ?

(A) its value may increase by increase in temperature.

(B) its value decreases by decrease in temperature.

(C) its value may decrease with increase in temperature.

(D) its value is constant at all temperatures.

Asked by Yash Sahu | 11th Apr, 2014, 10:26: AM

Expert Answer:

The correct option may be (A) or (C).

If the forward reaction is exothermic then increasing the temperature decreases the value of the equilibrium constant.
If the forward reaction is endothermic then increasing the temperature increases the value of the equilibrium constant.

Answered by  | 14th Apr, 2014, 03:19: PM

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