# Problem: Consider the following system at equilibriumS(s) + O2(g) ↔ SO2(g) 1. How will adding more S(s) shift the equilibrium? A) to the right B) to the left C) no effect 2. How will removing some SO2(g) shift the equilibrium? A) to the right B) to the left C) no effect 3. How will decrease the volume of the container shift the equilibrium? A) to the right B) to the left C) no effect

###### FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to identify the direction of equilibrium for the given reaction:

S(s) + O2(g) ↔ SO2(g)

According to Le Chatelier’s Principle, if a system (chemical reaction) is at equilibrium and we disturb it, then the system will readjust to maintain its equilibrium state.

Now, let’s look at each given statement.

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Consider the following system at equilibrium

S(s) + O2(g) ↔ SO2(g)

1. How will adding more S(s) shift the equilibrium?

A) to the right

B) to the left

C) no effect

2. How will removing some SO2(g) shift the equilibrium?

A) to the right

B) to the left

C) no effect

3. How will decrease the volume of the container shift the equilibrium?

A) to the right

B) to the left

C) no effect