Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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Chapter 12 - Chemical Equilibrium - Conceptual Exercise 12.3 - Properties of Equilibrium - Page 529: b


Some cis-2-butene was removed. Therefore, the rate of trans-cis will increase, in order to produce more cis compounds, and replace some of the missing ones.

Work Step by Step

When we remove some compound from an equilibrium mixture, it will try to produce some of this compound in order to return to equilibrium, by increasing its rate of production.
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