On applying pressure to the equilibrium Ice <=> water Which phenomenon will occur n why?

Asked by SAHANA Hebsur | 7th Jan, 2014, 06:53: PM

Expert Answer:

According to Le Chatelier's principle, if a chemical system at equilibrium experiences a change in partial pressure, concentration, temperature, or volume, then the equilibrium shifts to counteract the imposed change to establish a new equilibrium.

As per above principle, if we increse pressure, equilibrium willl get shifted in the direction of less volume.

Therefore, with rise in pressure, more ice will melt into water.

Option 2 (more water will be formed) is the correct answer.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 8th Jan, 2014, 10:55: AM

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