What is the effect of decreasing the pressure of a reaction mixture at equilibrium if the reactant side has fewer moles of gas particles than the product side?
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When a system at equilibrium undergoes a change in pressure, the equilibrium of the system will shift to offset the change and establish a new equilibrium. The system can shift in one of two ways:
Toward the reactants (i.e. in favor of the reverse reaction)Toward the products (i.e. in favor of the forward reaction)
The effects of changes in pressure can be described as follows (this only applies to reactions involving gases):
When there is an increase...
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