posted by Jon on .
Methanol, CH3OH, is produced on an industrial scale from carbon monoxide and hydrogen. At the temperatures used, gaseous methanol is formed according to the following thermochemical equation:
CO(g)+ 2H2(g) <---> CH3OH(g) H = -90Kj
1. State Le Chateliers principle and explain the following:
a)The effect that increasing the pressure will have on the equalibrium yield of menthanol
b) the effect of increasing the temperature will have on the equalibrium yield of menthanol
c) the effect of increasing the temperature will have on the rate of reaction
where appropriate, show clear understanding of how the Le Chatelier's principle applies
It would benefit you if I were to critique your thinking. Notice the reaction is exothermic, more volumes of gas are on the left side.
Le Chatelier's Principle States that
"IF a stress is applied to a system at equilibrium,the system acts in such a way so as to nullify,as far as possible,the effect of that stress"