The effect of pressure on the following reaction (see image) is: a)Low pressure favours forward reaction b)Low pressure favours backward reaction c)High pressure favours forward reaction d)high pressure favours backward reaction

Asked by sumandeesinghrana | 9th Oct, 2010, 10:21: AM

Expert Answer:

According to Le-Chatelier's principle, when the pressure is decreased, the system will try to increase the pressure. Since the forward reaction results in the increase of gaseous pressure, so the equilibrium will shift towards the right.

Answered by  | 9th Oct, 2010, 12:40: PM

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