Suppose NaOH is added to the following system when it is at equilibrium.
NH3 (aq) + H2O (l) = NH4 (aq) + OH (aq)
a) in which direction will the reaction shift after the NaOH is added?
b) will this stress increase or decrease the value of the reaction quotient, Q?

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  1. a)The reaction will shift to the left in order to try and decrease the added OH.

    b) Write the expression for Q and see if increased OH will caue Q to go up or go down.

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