Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 15 - Chemical Equilibrium - Exercises - Questions - Page 565: 21


The reaction occurs in the forward direction (towards the products).

Work Step by Step

According to the Le Chatelier's principle, on changing the concentration of any one side, the reaction shifts to a direction which would minimize the change in concentration. Here there is a decrease in the concentration of products, therefore the reaction would take place in the forward direction to yield more product.
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