Oh, alright, I think I understand now. So, if heat is added on the left side and it goes forward, then CH3OH would decrease while CO(g) and 2H2(g) would increase, right? And if it went the other way around, then, CO(g) and 2H2(g) would decrease while CH3OH would increase?
That brings me onto another question. I see a lot of problems in my homework having to do with either an increase in quantity and concentration, are those generally the same thing? I don't think so...right? I mean, are they sort of similar? Also, how do you find the concentration of something? That would be...molality and molarity, right?
For example, in one of my questions, it says, "In the equilibrium system CH3COOH(aq) + H20(l) ---> H30(aq) + CH3COO-, which species is present in the highest concentration?"
To be honest, I don't even know where to start here. Are concentrations just given to you, or are they something that you must memorize? I mean, the concentrations are different depending on certain factors, aren't they?
Uhm, and I have a few more questions (Sorry...) They're kind of general and still have to do with equilibrium, so I thought I'd just put them on here instead of making a new thread.
Okay, uhm, many times in my book, it uses the phrase "equilibrium position lies further to the right/left." What exactly does that mean? I mean, I know equilibrium goes to the left or to the right, but do some go more in those directions than others? And if so, can you figure out specifically how far to the right/left equilibrium goes? What's the use in knowing something like that?
And having to do with the question above, how do you figure out the concentration for individual particles? Does it have something to do with molality? What if the grams are not present?
Anyway, there's another thing I have about hydrolisis. In my book it says when hydrolisis occurs, but it didn't expand much on what happens when there's a weak acid/weak base It simply says that it can be both nuetral, acidic, or basic, but how can you tell when specificially?
Also it talks about how a susbstance with a low ksp is insoluble or sparingly soluable, but what constitutes a low ksp? Is it just if the number you get is low enough, like 10 to the negative really high number, then the substance is insoluable?
These questions are kind of general, I know, but I can't seem to find a direct answer to them. Sorry if they're kind of...simple.