Consider this reaction at equilibrium:
Predict whether the reaction will shift left, shift right, or remain unchanged after each disturbance:
a. COCl2 is added to the reaction mixture.
b. Cl2 is added to the reaction mixture.
c. COCl2 is removed from the reaction mixture.
Solution 63EStep 1The given chemical reaction:a)When COCI is a2ed to the reaction mixture.According to the Le chatelier’s principle When a chemical system at equilibrium is disturbedthen system shifts in a direction that minimizes the disturbance.When added the COCl reacti2 will shift to left. Because it is a product.Before addition of COCI Q = 2But the moment COCI2 is added i.e. Q > K. the reaction shifts to left.