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- Le Châtelier's Principle and heat 2 answers
Im thinking specifically of N2 + 3 H2 ⇌ 2 NH3. Its an exothermic reaction, therefore heat is generated. Im trying to understand how Chateliers principle interacts with this reaction. I understand that if you remove heat, Chateliers principle dictates that the equilibrium shifts to the product-side. I cant quite understand why though, do the reactants kind of know how warm it is and then decide, if its too warm "No, its too warm, lets not react and make it too warm"?
A followup on that question too, these reactions happen in enclosed places where temperature and pressure can be manipulated.Is it just efficiency of these containers that prevent the containers to not get as hot as the sun? If temperature wasnt manipulated, would the temperature keep rising?