Hi everyone, would appreciate your help with this multi-choice question. Apparently the answer is c.
Consider the following equilibrium
(g) + Cl2
(g) ∆H = negative
The system is initially at equilibrium. At time t1
, the temperature of the system was increased. Which of the following best represents the changes in the forward and reverse reaction rates until equilibrium is re-established at t2
My take: Both rates would initially increase, then the reverse would increase to remove the 'imposed' heat from the system. This heat would be used to form bonds and therefore decrease the temperature. So the forward rate would decrease. But that matches with A not C. What am I missing?