Thu December 01, 2011 By: Ankita Patel

Why is equilibrium unchanged when we increase the concentration of products as well as reactants two times?

Expert Reply
Sat December 03, 2011
When we increase the concentration of both the reactant and the product in same quantity, the equilibrium doesnot change. Because as the chemical equilibrium is achieved, the ratio of concentration of product and the reactant is balanced (as we define equilibrium as rate of forward reaction is equal to the rate of backward reaction).

The powers are not the amount of reactants or products. They are the stoichiometric coefficients of the respective reactants and products. Please never get confused with this.

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