Problem: The reaction2NaHCO3(s) ⇌ Na2CO3(s) + H2O(g) + CO2(g)is endothermic. What would you do in order to maximize the yield of Na 2CO3(s)?a) Lower the temperature and increase the volume of the container.b) Raise the temperature and add CO2(g) and H2O(g).c) Lower the temperature and decrease the volume of the container.d) Add CO2(g) and H2O(g) and increase the volume of the container.e) Increase the volume of the container and raise the temperature.

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The reaction

2NaHCO3(s) ⇌ Na2CO3(s) + H2O(g) + CO2(g)

is endothermic. What would you do in order to maximize the yield of Na 2CO3(s)?

a) Lower the temperature and increase the volume of the container.

b) Raise the temperature and add CO2(g) and H2O(g).

c) Lower the temperature and decrease the volume of the container.

d) Add CO2(g) and H2O(g) and increase the volume of the container.

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

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