Solid carbon and gaseous carbon dioxide are placed in a closed vessel and allowed to come to equilibrium at a high temperature according to this equation.
heat + C (s) + CO2 (g) ⇌ 2 CO (g)
If the pressure on the system is increased and the temperature kept constant, what will be the result?
a) The amount of CO will increase and that of C and CO 2 will decrease.
b) The amount of CO will decrease and that of C and CO 2 will increase.
c) The amount of each of the three subtances will increase.
d) The amount of each of the three substances will decrease.