# How does temperature affect equilibrium?

Feb 11, 2017

We don't know...............

#### Explanation:

${K}_{\text{eq}}$ is usually specified for standard conditions of temperature and pressure. Under non-standard conditions, the equilibrium might diverge from the standard value; of course, the new value must be measured. Note that here I am not evaluating the effect of temperature on an exothermic/endothermic reaction already at equilibrium. Le Chatelier's principle is a guide to the effect.