According to Le Chatelier’s Principle if a system (chemical reaction) is at equilibrium and we disturb it, then the system will readjust to maintain its equilibrium state.
The equilibrium expression can be written as,
CO (g) + Cl2 (g) ⇌ COCl2 (g)
Chemical equilibrium is a state in which the rate of forward reaction equals the backward reaction.
Consider the following reaction at equilibrium: CO(g) + Cl2(g) ⇌ COCl2(g)
Predict whether the reaction will shift left, shift right, or remain unchanged if Cl2 is added to the reaction mixture.
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