Problem: The reactionCO(g) + 2H2(g) ⇌ CH3OH(g)is endothermic. Which of the following statements about this reaction is true?a) Raising the temperature will cause the equilibrium constant to increase.b) Lowering the temperature will cause the rate of the forward reaction to increase.c) Raising the temperature will cause the equilibrium constant to decrease.d) Lowering the temperature will cause the equilibrium constant to increase.e) Raising the temperature will cause the rate of the back reaction to decrease.

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The reaction

CO(g) + 2H2(g) ⇌ CH3OH(g)

is endothermic. Which of the following statements about this reaction is true?

a) Raising the temperature will cause the equilibrium constant to increase.

b) Lowering the temperature will cause the rate of the forward reaction to increase.

c) Raising the temperature will cause the equilibrium constant to decrease.

d) Lowering the temperature will cause the equilibrium constant to increase.

e) Raising the temperature will cause the rate of the back reaction to decrease.

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