In an exothermic reaction, does an increase in temperature favor the formation of products?

1 Answer
Jul 30, 2016

At equilibrium, an increase in temperature would favour the reactant side.


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Le Chatelier's principle dictates that when an equilibrium is subjected to stress, the equilibrium will move so as to oppose the perturbation. An increase in temperature will cause the equilibrium move to the left, the reactant side.