General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321967461
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-746-6

Chapter 10 - Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium - Challenge Questions - Page 398: 10.64


a. Decrease. b. Decrease. c. Increase.

Work Step by Step

1. Identify the amount of moles of gas in each side. a. Reactants: 3 moles; Products: 2 moles. b. Reactants: 3 moles; Products: 1 mole. c. Reactants: 1 mole; Products: 2 moles. 2. If the products are the side with the fewer number of moles, decreasing the volume of the container will increase the yield of products, and vice-versa. a. Products have fewer moles of gas: decrease the volume. b. Products have fewer moles of gas: decrease the volume. c. Products have more moles of gas: increase the volume.
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