I wonder why your teacher gave you this reaction. It is the wrong reaction to discuss LeChantlier's principle.
If the Fe was in solution, yes it would shift to the right. However, the reaction is not reversible so showing it as an equilibrium reaction is very very misleading.
Second point: the Fe is not in solution, and in fact you could add 45 tons of it, and the reaction would not shift right or left, because solids are NOT a factor in equilibrium.
In this reaction
keq=[H2]^4 / [H2O(g)]^4
notice no Fe(s), nor Fe3O4 is a factor in equilibrium.
So all this maybe interesting, but I wonder if your teacher made this up, what was he thinking about? Maybe he wanted you to surmise what I stated, no effect, but few beginning students would ever see that.
LeChatelier's principle holds for equilibrium reactions, but in this case, this is the wrong teaching example.
For the reaction at equilibrium: 3Fe(s) + 4H2O(g) Fe3O4(s) + 4H2(g), removing some of the product, Fe3O4(s), would: Answer A. Increase the value of the equilibrium constant, K B. No change C. Decrease the value of the equilibrium
Concerning the following reaction at equilibrium: 3Fe(s) + 4H2O(g) Fe3O4(s) + 4H2(g), increasing the concentration of the Fe(s) would: Answer A. Shift the equilibrium to the right B. Shift the equilibrium to the left C. No change
For each reaction, calculate the moles of product (in parentheses) when 2.00 moles of each reactant is used A: 2SO2 + O2 = 2SO3 (SO3) B: 3Fe + 4H2O = Fe3O4 + 4H2 (Fe3O4) C: C7H16 + 11O2 = 7CO2 + 8H2O (CO2)
Consider the reaction 3Fe(s) + 4H2O(g) ¨ 4H2(g) + Fe3O4(s). If the volume of the container is reduced, 1. more Fe(s) is produced. 2. no change occurs. 3. more H2O(g) is produced. 4. more H2(g) is produced. 5. the equilibrium
I'm doing chemical equilibrium, and there's a question in my lecture notes. Can someone check my answers and tell me if i'm right or wrong? Thanks! The Kc expression for this reversible reaction: 3Fe(s) + 4H2O (g) -->
Magnetite, an iron ore with formula Fe3O4, can be reduced by treatment with hydrogen to yield iron metal and water vapor. (a) Write the balanced equation. (Use the lowest possible coefficients.) 1Fe3O4(s) + 4H2(g)-> 3Fe(s) +