Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 14 - Sections 14.1-14.9 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 71d

Answer

As the right side has fewer particles, the reaction shifts right.

Work Step by Step

Lowering the volume increases the pressure. Also from Le Chatelier’s principle is the rule that an increase in pressure causes a shift towards the side with fewer particles.
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