Ch.14 - Chemical EquilibriumSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
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Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Le Chatelier's Principle

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Chemical Equilibrium
ICE Chart
Le Chatelier's Principle
The Reaction Quotient
Additional Practice
Equilibrium Expressions

Solution: Consider the following reaction at equilibrium. What effect will increasing the volume of the reaction mixture have on the system?2 H2S(g) + 3 O2(g) ⇌ 2 H2O(g) + 2 SO2(g)A) The reaction will shift to the right in the direction of products.B) No effect will be observed.C) The reaction will shift to the left in the direction of reactants.D) The equilibrium constant will decrease.E) The equilibrium constant will increase.

Problem

Consider the following reaction at equilibrium. What effect will increasing the volume of the reaction mixture have on the system?

2 H2S(g) + 3 O2(g) ⇌ 2 H2O(g) + 2 SO2(g)

A) The reaction will shift to the right in the direction of products.

B) No effect will be observed.

C) The reaction will shift to the left in the direction of reactants.

D) The equilibrium constant will decrease.

E) The equilibrium constant will increase.