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Jun 8, 2017


The introduction of a common ion into an existing equilibrium is essentially applying a stress and destabilizing the equilibrium. The reaction chemistry will function to re-establish a new equilibrium by shifting the composition of the equilibrium away from the applied stress and establishing a new equilibrium with new concentrations of reactants and products.


Consider/visualize the stable equilibrium of Acetic Acid in water at #25^oC# as being on a see-saw as follows:
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