Problem: What would you do in order to maximize the yield of SO 3 from the following reaction:2SO2(g) + O2(g) ⇌ 2SO3(g)      ΔH°= −197.8 kJa) Lower the temperature and add and inert gas to raise the pressure.b) Raise the temperature and increase the volume of the container.c) Decrease the volume of the container and lower the temperature.d) Raise the temperature and add a catalyst.e) Increase the volume of the container and lower the temperature. 

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What would you do in order to maximize the yield of SO 3 from the following reaction:

2SO2(g) + O2(g) ⇌ 2SO3(g)      ΔH°= −197.8 kJ

a) Lower the temperature and add and inert gas to raise the pressure.

b) Raise the temperature and increase the volume of the container.

c) Decrease the volume of the container and lower the temperature.

d) Raise the temperature and add a catalyst.

e) Increase the volume of the container and lower the temperature.

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