Problem: Sodium bicarbonate undergoes thermal decomposition according to the reaction: 2NaHCO3(s) ⇌ Na2CO3(s) + CO2(g) + H2O(g) How does the equilibrium position shift as a result of the following disturbance? (a) 0.20 atm of argon gas is added.

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Sodium bicarbonate undergoes thermal decomposition according to the reaction: 

2NaHCO3(s) ⇌ Na2CO3(s) + CO2(g) + H2O(g) 

How does the equilibrium position shift as a result of the following disturbance? 

(a) 0.20 atm of argon gas is added.

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