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Problem: Which of the following statements describes how the volume of the container changes due to the reaction?Imagine that the reaction 2 CO(g)+O2(g) → 2 CO2(g) occurs in a container that has a piston that moves to maintain a constant pressure when the reaction occurs at constant temperature. Which of the following statements describes how the volume of the container changes due to the reaction: (a) the volume increases by 50%(b) the volume increases by 33%(c) the volume remains constant(d) the volume decreases by 33%(e) the volume decreases by 50%

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3 mol of gas → 2 mol of gas


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Which of the following statements describes how the volume of the container changes due to the reaction?

Imagine that the reaction 2 CO(g)+O2(g) → 2 CO2(g) occurs in a container that has a piston that moves to maintain a constant pressure when the reaction occurs at constant temperature. Which of the following statements describes how the volume of the container changes due to the reaction: 

(a) the volume increases by 50%

(b) the volume increases by 33%

(c) the volume remains constant

(d) the volume decreases by 33%

(e) the volume decreases by 50%

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