Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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Chapter 15 - Chemical Equilibrium - Exercises - Questions - Page 565: 20


The reaction would shift backward (towards reactants).

Work Step by Step

According to the Le Chatelier's principle, on increasing the concentration of any one side, the reaction shifts to a direction which would minimize the change in concentration. In this case, since there is an increase in the concentration of product, the reaction would shift backward, ie towards the reactants.
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