# Problem: The reaction A(g) ⇌ 2B(g) has an equilibrium constant of Kc = 1.0 at a given temperature. If a reaction vessel contains equal initial amounts (in moles) of A and B, does the direction in which the reaction proceeds depend on the volume of the reaction vessel?

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We are asked if the direction in which the reaction proceeds depend on the volume of the reaction vessel.

A(g) ⇌ 2B(g)

Pressure and volume are inversely proportional to one another. Increasing the volume means decreasing pressure. In this situation the reaction will shift to the side with more moles of gas

Decreasing the volume results in an increasing pressure. In this situation the reaction will shift to the side with less moles of gas

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The reaction A(g) ⇌ 2B(g) has an equilibrium constant of Kc = 1.0 at a given temperature. If a reaction vessel contains equal initial amounts (in moles) of A and B, does the direction in which the reaction proceeds depend on the volume of the reaction vessel?